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6th EUOAG Meeting, 1st - 2nd April, 2014

Date(s): 
Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
Wednesday, 2 April, 2014
Place: 
Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Brussels

The 6th meeting of the EUOAG took place in Brussels, Conference Centre Albert Borschette on April 1st - 2nd, 2014. The agenda of the meeting was the following:

TimeItemLead
DAY 1: TUESDAY 1st APRIL 2014
9:00Registration 
Part 1: Ad hoc meeting – Common Reporting Format - Regulatory Authorities
9:15IntroductionJan de Jong (JdJ)
9:30Presentation and finalising outstanding issues on the EUOAG WG proposed formats JdJ
11:15Coffee/Tea Break 
11:30Clarification on outstanding comments from Industry and Unions (Invited: OGP, IADC, IMCA, IndustriAll) JdJ
13:00Lunch Break
(Restaurant facility on Level 5 of Conference Centre)
 
Part 2: Plenary Session – Authorities and Stakeholders
14:00

 

Welcome and Introduction

Chair/Co-Chair

K.D. Borchardt / J. Panek / S. Walker

14:10

Internal and External Emergency Response Plans (a discussion within the EUOAG on the requirements within OSD with input from invited relevant industry bodies).

  1. A presentation by Oil Spill Response Ltd. on recent work (an organization currently providing all aspects of oil spill response from incident management and command to in-field activities);

    PDF icon OSRL - Internal and External Emergency Response Plans (R. James)

  2. EMSA to present on Oil Spill Response Action Plan. EMSA currently provide oil spill response services across the EU;

    PDF icon EMSA - Action Plan for response to marine pollution from oil and gas installations (L. Bal)

  3. Internal Emergency and External Emergency Response Plan - A presentation from Denmark on their current equivalent to an Internal and External Emergency response plans in their offshore industry.

    PDF icon Denmark's Oil spill contingengy plan (J.R.Christensen)

  4. Provisions of the Offshore Safety Directive on Emergency Response

    PDF icon COM - Internal and External Emergency Response Plans (I. Lambie)

- Discussion on the specific requirements within the articles in the EC Offshore Directive that address internal (Articles 11(1), 14, 28 and Annex I part 10) and external response (Article 29 and Annex VII) plans;

- MS to review current activities in their Country in this area and put forward discussions on current good practice. MS to have considered the requirements of these articles and put forward problems in delivering requirements of the Emergency response requirements of the Directive.

 

 

 

Rob James, Oil Spill Response Ltd.

 

Leendert Bal, EMSA

 

Micheal Palme Malinovsky, Denmark's Ministry of the Environment

 

 

COM (I. Lambie)

 

 


ALL

 

 

 

ALL

15:30-15:45

Coffee/Tea Break

 

15:45

 

16:45

Industrial Associations (IMCA, OGP and IADC) presentation on their latest Safety/Environmental initiatives and the latest developments in the industry. Recent accidents and incidents: Lessons learned.

PDF icon OGP - Upstream Oil and Gas Industry Process Safety Event Data (P. Toutain)

Unions and Stakeholders comments.

Other business.


IMCA/OGP/IADC

 

 

IndustriAll

17:00

Summary of the afternoon session

Closing remarks

K.D. Borchardt / S. Walker

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY 2nd APRIL 2014

Part 3: Ordinary Session – Regulatory Authorities

9:00Introduction

K.D. Borchardt (J. Panek) / S. Walker

9:05Summary Record of the 5th EUOAG meeting

JdJ/KDB

9:10Presentation on Review of the EUOAG WG on the proposed Common Reporting Formats. Confirm EUOAG conclusion.

JdJ

10:15Cost Benefit Analysis work relating to the implementation of the Common Reporting Formats (CRFs) COM (X. Goulay)
10:30-10:45Coffee/Tea Break 
10:45

Transposition of Directive

Each MS must review their plans for transposition of the Offshore Safety Directive and their progress against their plan; each MS to present the areas where they have had difficulties and where future difficulties are envisaged for discussion within EUOAG.  

Note: Cyprus, Poland and Italy have presented on Transposition at the November meeting, but it is anticipated that progress and further challenges will be reported in the interim.

EC reply to Questions from MS in November EUOAG meeting

J. Panek (J. Koehli) / S. Walker

ALL

 

 

 

 

COM

11:15

 A discussion on Article 4 OSD on Safety and Environmental considerations relating to offshore licensing.

Introduction into safety and environmental considerations relating to licensing.  

Ireland to present their current approach to safety and environmental considerations relating to offshore licensing.  

Discussion on the specific requirements within Article 4 in the EU Offshore Directive that addresses safety and environmental considerations in licensing.

All MS to put forward discussions on current good practice and problems encountered in delivering these requirements of the Offshore Safety Directive.

J. Panek (J. Koehil) / S. Walker

 COM (A. van Dalen)

 

Sheenagh Rooney, CER, Ireland

 

 

COM

 

ALL

12:00

Capacity Building - Introduction of JRC surveys on CA resourcing currently and any proposals for July 2016.

A short overview of the work to be carried out on EC MS CA resource requirements, MS CA capacituy resource availability and the consideration of possible solutions to any potential shortfall in CA resources.  

M. Christou, JRC

12:30

Recent accidents and incidents, including lessons learned.

NSOAF multi-national audit on human and organizational factors in well control in the North Sea.

Other matters of interest.

EC Offshore liability study (Bio by Deloitte and Stevens & Bolton, LLP) seeking responses from MS authorities for interviews. Only Greece has responded so far.

J. Panek (J. Koehil) / S. Walker

S. Walker

ALL

COM

13:00

Summary of the afternoon

Closing remarks
Chair / Co-chair
13:15End of the Meeting