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14th EUOAG meeting, 20th-21st September 2017

Date(s): 
Wednesday, 20 September, 2017
Thursday, 21 September, 2017
Place: 
Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Brussels

The 14th meeting of the EUOAG took place in Brussels, Conference Centre Albert Borschette on September 20th - 21st, 2017. The agenda of the meeting was the following:

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DAY 1: WEDNESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2017

08:45Registration 
EUOAG Part 1: Ordinary Session – Regulatory Authorities
09:15

Welcome and Introduction

Co-chairs:

Stefan Moser (DG ENER), Wendy Kennedy (BEIS UK)

09:20

Summary Record of the 13th EUOAG meeting

DG ENER

09:30

Outlook and planning for the review of the Offshore Safety Directive

  • Procedures and timeline until July 2019;
  • Member States' experience with the implementation of the Offshore Safety Directive and its functioning;
  • Overview and discussion on potential areas subject to the review (e.g. liability) 

Joerg Koehli (DG ENER)

MS

10:45Coffee/Tea Break
 
11:00

Experience and views on the practical use of the Guidance document for the reporting of accidents

  • Introduction by Italy;
  • Comments from MS on their experience.

Roberto Cianella (MISE - IT)

MS

11:15

Annual reporting obligations according to Art. 25 of Directive 2013/30/EU

  • Update on annual reports received from Member States;
  • Outlook on the forthcoming Commission annual report.

Anastasios Papandreou (DG ENER)

MS

 

11:30

Progress report from JRC on support to Member States' competent authorities

  • Drafting annual reports of offshore accidents: feedback on reporting tool SPIROS;
  • External emergency planning - progress so far and plans ahead;
  • Planning of the training on offshore inspections.

Bogdan Vamanu & Stefano Tarantola (DG JRC)

12:10

Independent Verification: state of play

  • Introduction by UK;
  • Report from MS and discussion of their experience with the implementation of Article 17.

Gill Minshull & Kevin Thomson (HSE-UK)

MS

13.00

AOB:

  • Report on recent accidents and lessons learnt

MS

13:20

Summary of the Ordinary Session

Closing remarks

Workshop organised by the JRC on Decommissioning of Offshore Installations - Challenges, options and lessons learned 
14:30 Welcome and Introduction

PDF icon Rationale and Objectives of the Workshop

 Co-chairs:

Stefano Tarantola (DG JRC), Arthur van Dalen

14:40

Existing Legal Framework & Conventions

Hans Lopatta (DG ENV)
15:10

The Italian legislative framework on Decommissioning and compliance with Directive 2013/30/EU

Silvia Grandi (MISE-IT)
15:50Coffee/Tea Break 
16:05

The Dutch Approach to Decommissioning: Masterplan for Decommissioning and Re-use of offshore installations

Eric Kreft (EBN-NL)
16:45

Decommissioning in the UK: the challenges of the Brent platform

Wendy Kennedy (BEIS-UK)
17:30

New techniques for plugging and abandonment of wells

Johnny Gundersen (PSA-NO)
18:15End of the Workshop