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7th EUOAG Meeting, 3rd-4th July, 2014

Date(s): 
Thursday, 3 July, 2014
Friday, 4 July, 2014
Place: 
Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Brussels

The 7th meeting of the EUOAG took place in Brussels, Conference Centre Albert Borschette on July 3rd - 4th, 2014. The agenda of the meeting was the following:

TimeItemLead
DAY 1: THURSDAY 3rd JULY 2014
9:00Registration 
WORKSHOP ON INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION
9:15Introduction

Chair:

Jan de Jong (JdJ)

9:30

Independent verification and verification schemes for:

  • Production and non-production installations;
  • Well design and well control measures.
 
 

Verification of safety and environmentally critical elements (SECEs) for production and non-production installations.

  • Discussion on essential principles of Independent Verification that should be a priority for countries that do not have verification of SECEs yet.

 

 

Win van den Berg

Patrick Toutain

Bram Leerdam, HSEQ manager

John Boogaerdt

JdJ

10:45Coffee/Tea Break to be provided during session (outside the meeting room) 
 

Verification of well design and well control measures.

  • Well-related verification schemes as operated in the UK; the experiences with VES of UK regulator;

    PDF icon Offshore Major Hazards Written Schemes of Examination

  • Views on Independent Verification of well design and well control measures by the Industry Associations;
  • Discussion on the most essential principles that should be leading for countries that do not have this kind of verification yet.

 

James Munro, HSE

IADC and OGP

 

JdJ

13:00Lunch Break
 
EUOAG Part 1: Plenary Session – Authorities and Stakeholders

 

14:00

 

Welcome and Introduction

Co-Chairs:

 J. Panek / J. de Jong

14:15

Offshore Oil and Gas Liability Study.

 COM

 

15:30-15:45

Coffee/Tea Break

 

15:45

 

 

Industrial Associations (OGP, IMCA and IADC) presentations on:

  • their latest Safety/Environmental initiatives;
  • their latest developments in the industry;
  • recent accidents and incidents and lessons learned.

 

PDF icon OGP HSE Initiatives, Latest Developments & Lessons Learned

PDF icon IADC's views & latest initiatives

PDF icon IMCA - Industry initiatives / Lessons learned from accidents

Unions and other Stakeholders comments.

Other business.

Co-Chairs:

J. Panek/J. de Jong

OGP/IMCA/IADC

 

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R. Cox, IPIECA

F. Andritsos, JRC

 17:00

Summary of the afternoon session

Closing remarks

Co-Chairs:

J. Panek/J.de Jong

DAY 2: FRIDAY 4th JULY 2014

EUOAG Part 2: Ordinary Session – Regulatory Authorities

9:00Introduction

Co-Chairs:

K.D. Borchardt / J. de Jong

9:10Summary Record of the 6th EUOAG meeting

COM

9:20EC Reply to Questions from MS's in April EUOAG

COM

9:40

Common Reporting Format / Implementing Act update.

  • State of Play (ISC, first meeting of the Advisory Committee);
  • Next steps in view of the adoption of the Implementing Act.
 COM 
10:00

Capacity Building - Determining potential gaps of Competent Authority capacity to enforce provisions of the OSD.

Introduction.

  • Summary of HSL study on resources required to carry out Regulatory Functions on a range of installations;
  • Summary of JRC study on offshore oil and gas exploration and production installations and activiites in EU;
  • COM reporting on the adequacy of national expert resources for complying with the regulatory functions pursuant to Directive 2013/30/EU as required by Art. 27(4).

Co-Chairs:

K.D.Borchardt/Jan de Jong

Iain Lambie, COM

Michalis Christou, JRC

 Luigi Debarberis, JRC

10:45Coffee/Tea Break to be provided during session (outside the meeting room) 

11:00

Group Discussion Format:

Two group sessions of 4 groups - 30 mins discussion and 15 mins feedback by open floor discussion on the following:

  • Member States' comments on the studies on CA resourcing required/available for regulatory functions to ensure compliance with the Offshore Directive;
  • Options to make up for any shortfalls in CA resources.
All Member States
13:00

As appropriate: MS to share information on accidents, incidents and investigations, including lessons learnt.

 

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

Other matters of interest.

 

Co-Chairs:

K.D.Borchardt/Jan de Jong

James Munro, HSE  

COM

13:45

Summary of the session

Closing remarks

Co-Chairs:

K.D.Borchardt/Jan de Jong

14:00End of the Meeting