IADC staff members recently attended two back-to-back meetings in Brussels with the European Union Offshore Authorities Group (EUOAG) and the Directorate of Energy of the European Commission (EC).
Steve Kropla, VP Special Projects and Member Initiatives and Derek Hart, Regional Director – North Sea, both spoke to various topics as part of a review of the EU’s Offshore Safety Directive. Mr. Kropla described the IOGP/IADC BOP Reliability Database (RAPID-S53) as part of the discussion on data resources. Mr. Hart spoke to risk management principles, public participation in leasing new areas, assignment of liability and financial responsibility and deepening the internal market through mutual recognition of mobile non-production installations between Member States.
At a meeting earlier in the day, Jens Hoffmark, Regional VP – European Operations, had provided two presentations to the EUOAG. One provided an update on WellSharp and other IADC activities. The second regarded potential training that IADC might help develop and deliver to European regulators.
For more information, please contact Steve Kropla at Steve.Kropla@iadc.org.