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IADC North Sea Chapter presents annual safety awards

Back row from left are: Ivor McBean, Diamond Offshore Drilling; Alistair McDonald, Odjfell Drilling; Ole Maeir, Odjfell Drilling; Henrik Hundebol, Maersk Drilling; Ann Johnson, Blaze Manufacturing Services; Ally Malcolm, Awilco Drilling; Julian Hall, Enso; Ally Malcolm, Ensco; and Gary Holman, Awilco Drilling. Front row from left are: Matt Brodie, Noble Drilling; Stuart Sutherland, KCA Deutag; Geoff Polson, Stena Drilling; Iain Mitchell, Stena Drilling; and Ray Taylor, Archer.

Back row from left are: Ivor McBean, Diamond Offshore Drilling; Alistair McDonald, Odjfell Drilling; Ole Maeir, Odjfell Drilling; Henrik Hundebol, Maersk Drilling; Ann Johnson, Blaze Manufacturing Services; Ally Malcolm, Awilco Drilling; Julian Hall, Enso; Ally Malcolm, Ensco; and Gary Holman, Awilco Drilling. Front row from left are: Matt Brodie, Noble Drilling; Stuart Sutherland, KCA Deutag; Geoff Polson, Stena Drilling; Iain Mitchell, Stena Drilling; and Ray Taylor, Archer.

Noble Drilling and Ensco were recognized with awards for best safety performance in the jackups category at the IADC North Sea Chapter (NSC) Annual Safety Awards, held on 22 April in Aberdeen, Scotland. Stena Drilling won in the floating rigs category, and Odjfell Drilling was recognized for its performance in platform drilling.

“Everyone is aware of the extremely difficult times the industry is facing,” said Diamond Offshore’s Ivor McBean, who serves as Co-Chairman of the NSC. “And despite the challenges and uncertain future in terms of oil price and activity levels, the industry will continue to focus on the most important aspect of our business – the safety of our personnel.”

Chairman’s Awards, which recognized individual rigs and their crews that had the best safety performance in 2015, went to the Maersk Innovator, Maersk Drilling (jackup); Deepsea Atlantic, Odjfell Drilling (floating rig); and Dunbar, KCA Deutag (platform).

The Associate Member Award was presented to Blaze Manufacturing Solutions.

“It is heartening to see the continued collaboration by our members in safety matters in workgroup meetings and with external bodies. This year has seen the chapter issue a number of publications that relate to safety in our industry,” NSC Co-Chairman Gary Holman, Awilco Drilling, said.

Guest speakers at the event were IADC President Jason McFarland and Steve Rae, Vice President QHSE, Archer. Funds raised will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and the UK Oil & Gas Chaplaincy Trust. A special donation will be made to VSA by The Val Hood Award, which was established in honor of a former colleague.

NSC Best Safety Performance Awards 2015

Category Winner Runner up
Jackups Under 1 million manhours (Noble Drilling)

Over 1 million manhours (Ensco)

Floating Rigs Stena Drilling Odfjell Drilling
Platforms Odfjell Drilling

Chairman’s Award

Category Winner Runner Up
Best Safety Performance 2015 Jackup Maersk Innovator, Maersk Drilling Ensco 71, Ensco
Best Safety Performance 2015 Floating Rig Deepsea Atlantic, Odfjell Drilling WilHunter, Awilco Drilling
Best Safety Performance 2015 Platform Dunbar, KCA Deutag Forties Charlie, Archer

Associate Member Award

Winner
Blaze Manufacturing Solutions

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