Latest resources, information and updates related to the Ukraine crisis, for industry benefit from the team at OEUK.
Support for the sector
OEUK (Offshore Energies UK) has set up a Resilience Group underpinned by the principles of security of supply and the health and safety of our people. While OEUK does not represent the mid or downstream sectors responsible for refining and retail, we stand ready to work with all industries and governments to identify where we can provide solutions.
The Resilience Group is focussed on areas listed below and is engaged at a National and International level to ensure an appropriate response.
- Energy Systems (UK)
- Supply Chain
- Stakeholder Relations
The Resilience Group will bring industry together to consider strategic aspects of security of supply and operational improvements to increase UK production. OEUK continues to make the case for a managed transition to net zero which delivers the government’s climate ambitions alongside energy security.
A Winter Preparedness Workshop took place on Thursday 15 September 2022 with over 30 attendees dialling in with representation from upstream and midstream from UK & Norway. The workshop was opened by Tom Wheeler (Director of Regulation) from NSTA. Thereafter 4 presentations were given from; Shell, Norway Offshore, PX Limited and Vysus Group that covered a wide range of learnings in relation to preparing for the harsher weather that winter brings.
A number of these learnings focussed on the use of pre & post checklists as organisations prepare for winter or experience the winter weather. Some of these included ensuring that resources are available (grit, PPE, snow/ clearing equipment), dropped object surveys (pre/post), use of heat tracing to keep the plant online, ensuring that plant weather mitigations remain in place after the heat of summer (windscreens as one example) and the impact of weather on the human in terms of fatigue, concentration, etc.
The workshop achieved its main objective of sharing experience and practices across industry; a summary note and slide deck can be found in the links below. A potential follow-up option is a Technical Note that allows for the sharing of good practice in relation to winter preparedness.
Get in contact
OEUK has established a Resilience Support Group and is available to support anyone whose business is affected by the crisis in Ukraine.
A member’s feedback survey has been developed and we would welcome any feedback you have. It can be found at this link.
Email: [email protected] for support and you can also reach out to your account manager in OEUK. Regular updates will be provided via this page also a weekly members update.