IADC Safety Awards 2011
Author: Bernie Vincent
Date Added: 25-Oct-2011
The International Association of Drilling Contractors North Sea Chapter has again celebrated the safety successes of its members at its glittering Annual Safety Awards Dinner held at Mercure Ardoe House in Aberdeen.
IADC North Sea Chapter chairman Glenn White, Rowan Drilling welcomed an audience of 400, drawn from member companies and their guests at this keynote Chapter event held to honour its best safety performers working in the North Sea.
Matt Ralls, Rowan Companies, IADC chairman for 2011 gave the IADC address, and James Munro, HSE spoke on current key safety issues for those working in the UK offshore drilling industry.
Best safety performance awards were presented to Transocean in the under 1 million manhours Jackup Category, with Noble Drilling picking up the over 1 million manhours Jack-up award. Ensco were runners-up.
For Semi Submersibles, Noble collected the Winner’s award for the under 500,000 manhours category, with Diamond Offshore victors for over 500,000 manhours.
The Platforms award went to KCA Deutag.
Merit awards for Outstanding Safety Performance without Restricted Work Transfer Case for 9 years were awarded to the Noble George Sauvageau and Noble Lynda Bossler rigs. KCA Deutag’s operations on the Brage Platform were recognised for 5 years free of RWTC.
Thern Lifting Services picked up the Associated Members Award for a new and improved manriding winch.
Stena Drilling again collected the Environmental Award, having been winners in this category the previous year.
The Awards concluded with the chairman’s Special Award, which recognised individuals working offshore, who have made a special contribution to improving safety over the past year. Seven nominees were put forward by their companies, and winner Tony Hinchliffe, Archer was presented with a crystal award for his enthusiasm and desire to improve the safety of the working environment, including identifying a process improvement for tubular handling.
Master of ceremonies for the evening was BBC presenter Dougie Vipond, and the evening concluded with a great show from one of the UK’s leading Impressionists, the very talented Jon Culshaw. A charity collection held on the evening raised £4,400 for two cancer charities, Cancer Link Aberdeen North (CLAN) and MacMillan Cancer Support which will be match funded by the Chapter.
Safety winners received IADC North Sea Chapter awards in Aberdeen on 13 May. Front row from left are: Steve Coghill, Bert Ruhl, Gert-Jan Windhorst and Bert de Bree, all with Noble Drill¬ing; and Gwen Morrison, Transocean. Back row from left are: Tom Bruce, Stena Drilling; Tony Hinchliffe, Archer; Nicol Ross, Diamond Offshore; Gilles Luca, Ensco; and Tore Larsen, Paul Horne and Gavin Sutherland, all with KCA DEUTAG.
Related articlesAbout OilCity - 17-Nov-2012
Home - 17-Nov-2012
Interrupt Page - 12-Jun-2012
Young Energy Leaders - 1-Feb-2012
Shortage of Mechanical Design Skills - 6-Jan-2012
University Responds to Skills Demand - 6-Jan-2012
World's First 3D Tour of an Offshore Platform - 29-Dec-2011
The future is now... - 23-Dec-2011
Student Wins Prestigious Award - 23-Dec-2011
Decommissioning Skills - 23-Dec-2011
BUCHAN - 29-Oct-2011
IADC Safety Awards 2011 - 25-Oct-2011