The following matters were dealt with:
Introduction of new members of the Safety Forum:
Annual Conference of the Safety Forum
Time for a change of tempo. The conference was judged to have been very successful. There were many excellent presentations. Special plaudits to Alexandra Bech Gjørv for a very absorbing talk.
Follow-up of ongoing matters:
The Safety Forum's mandate and priorities: There was discussion of the Safety Forum's mandate, priorities, working methods and processes. The mandate and priorities have arisen in a consensual and sound manner and will persist. The Safety Forum's working methods and processes will be the subject of an internal workshop in connection with the company visit in September 2013.
Serious incidents: Principal Engineer Rune Solheim (Petroleum Safety Authority Norway) presented two serious incidents.
Notification/reporting of incidents: The Safety Forum's members must inform their members of the notification/reporting requirements set out in Section 29 of the Management Regulations.
Establishment of 3 new specialist forums: In meetings with the engineering environments at the contractors, the drilling contractors and the well service companies, a need was expressed for the establishment of specialist forums to work on risk-reducing measures associated with hydrocarbon leaks and well control incidents. It concerns challenges that can best be solved at industry level. The following forums have been created:
Company visit 2013: The Safety Forum is travelling to Slagentangen in September and combining the visit with a meeting/workshop.
Fatigue Management, presented by Safety Forum member Siv Janne Aarrestad, Norwegian Oil and Gas Association.
· Fatigue is a serious state that affects one's judgment. Investigations often show that fatigue is a contributory cause of incidents. There is great variety in how different companies deal with this issue.
Retirements: Ketil Karlsen (Industri Energi) and Angela Ebbesen (Technical Secretary, Safety Forum) were duly thanked for many years of commitment to tripartite cooperation in the Safety Forum.