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2014 Events

Event:  Composites in the Offshore Oil and Gas Sector

Date: 17 September 2014

Location: Oil and Gas UK, Aberdeen


Fibre-reinforced polymer composites have found a wide range of applications in the oil and gas industry for the last three decades. They are now being used increasingly in offshore applications, as they lead to a host of benefits over traditional materials. This course has been designed to provide you with an overview of composite materials and their current uses in the oil and gas sector. The course focuses on a number of key applications including pipework, gratings and bonded composite repairs.


For more information, contact: Health and Safety Laboratory, Training Unit,, 01298 218806


Event:  Drilling Automation- Do I need some too?

Date: 2 October 2014

Location: AECC, Aberdeen

Automation may be the solution the oil and gas industry seeks to optimise production and extend the economic lives of brownfield sites.

It has the exciting potential to completely change the way in which we develop new fields.

The military and other industries have embraced automation, typically to enable them to gain access to hostile environments and removing people from harm. For example, the un-manned Mars Rover Curiosity made an 8-month journey to collect and analyse rock and soil samples on the planet, sending results back to earth. Its achievements are stunning!

What progress has our industry made to date? What’s getting in the way? What new skills will we need and what role does legislation have to play?

This ground-breaking new seminar will examine these questions and look at some of the solutions already used as well as its future needs.

Event:  LOPA ( Layers of Protection Analysis) - Practical Application and Pitfalls

Date: 22 - 23 October 2014 

Location: TBA 

LOPA is a risk assessment method used to determine and demonstrate how safeguards protect against known hazard scenarios. The Process Safety Leadership Group (PSLG) prepared specific guidance for using LOPA to determine the safety integrity level (SIL) for overfill protection of Buncefield-like storage tanks. This course draws on that guidance, its relevance to other applications, and pitfalls identified during the assessment of a large number of LOPAs.


For more information, contact: Health and Safety Laboratory, Training Unit,, 01298 218806


Event:  Human Reliability Assessment using Human Error Assessment and Reduction Technique (HEART)

Date: 22 - 23 October 2014 

Location: TBA 


Achieving high reliability is the ultimate aim of safety management. Quantifying equipment failure rates is a well-established part of this process, but this knowledge represents only a portion of the complete picture. In this course, one of the most accessible techniques, the Human Error Assessment and Reduction Technique (HEART), will be explained. It is used in a wide range of industries such as chemical, oil, gas, nuclear, transport, defence and medicine, and gives insight into potential sources of error.


For more information, contact: Health and Safety Laboratory, Training Unit,, 01298 218806


Event:  Behaviour Change - Improving Health and safety Performance 

Date: 18 - 19 November 2014 

Location: TBA 


This course, delivered by HSL psychologists, will provide you with an understanding as to why workers take risks, covering the many factors that influence behaviour. It will also highlight the strengths and weaknesses of traditional behaviour modification strategies for correcting 'unsafe' behaviour, highlighting why such approaches may have limited impact.  The course builds on behaviour modification approaches, adopting a five step, holistic approach to behaviour change and concludes with strategies to help reduce the likelihood of risk taking behaviour.


For more information, contact: Health and Safety Laboratory, Training Unit,, 01298 218806




Event:  Human Factors in accident and Incident Investigation 

Date: 18 - 19 November 2014 

Location: TBA 


As many as 90% of accidents involve human factors causes. This course is designed to give you an impartial and pragmatic understanding of some of the techniques available for investigating human factors issues. Effective investigation of the human factors within accidents and incidents is essential when wanting to improve performance, personal safety, management systems and loss control. You will be given the tools to find ways of having effective accident investigation within your organisation.


For more information, contact: Health and Safety Laboratory, Training Unit,, 01298 218806



Event:  IMCA Annual Seminar 2014

Date: 19- 20 November 2014

Location: The Landmark Hotel, London.


The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is the international trade association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies. Our goal is to improve performance in the marine contracting industry.

This year’s programme focuses on the initiatives being employed to improve performance across all of our technical divisions: Marine, Diving, Offshore Survey and Remote Systems & ROV and debate on the theme. 


For more information, contact: IMCA - International Marine Contractors Association, + 44 (0) 20 7824 5520,




Event:  EEEGR Christmas Ball

Date: 11 December 2014

Location: Sprowston Manor, Norwich


The EEEGR Christmas Ball 2014 promises to be a night to remember, and the perfect opportunity to entertain staff and clients alike.


2015 Events



Event:  SNS2015: The Sea of Opportunity

Date: 4 - 5 March 2015

Location: Norfolk Showground, Norwich.


The Southern North Sea Conference 2015 will be the biggest conference and exhibition that EEEGR has ever delivered.

The exhibition will run over two days and there will be a gala on 4 March to complete the suite.


Event:  Energy: A Balanced Future, Conference & Exhibition

Date: 10th & 11th March

Location: The Sage, Gateshead, North East England




Energy: A Balanced Future 2015 is a leading energy conference and exhibition that addresses the hot topics within the energy sector.  The conference addresses the need for a balanced energy mix and covers oil, gas, nuclear, offshore renewables, shale gas and for the first time in 2015, future energies.  

This high profile event will take place at the prestigious Sage in Newcastle; it will highlight future opportunities and challenges for supply chain.  It will also provide a fantastic networking environment where you will meet key decision makers including guests from our Strategic Partner network which could include clients such as Wood Group PSN, Petrofac, Foster Wheeler, Worley Parsons, AMEC, Maersk Oil and EDF Energy.

 The exhibition area is very popular and we have 65 stands available at the 2015 conference and exhibition.  Exhibition stands will be given on a first come first served basis.


For more information, contact: Jennifer Smith, Events Coordinator, +44(0) 191 3846464


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