Safety 30

Piper Alpha Legacy: Securing a Safer Future. It’s 30 years since the world looked on in horror as the terrible events of Piper Alpha unfolded. Learnings taken from that tragedy have ensured health and safety offshore is entirely different now.

Contact us:

Graham Bennett Graham Bennett
Business Development Manager - UK & West Africa
John Morgan John Morgan
Business Development Lead UK Risk Advisory
Oil and gas offshore installation

Event Information

  • Where:


  • Venue:

    Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Avenue, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8BL

  • Website: https://safety30.co.uk

How the legacy of Piper has shaped current operations and how we continue to create an even safer future is the focus of the Safety 30 conference – organised by Oil & Gas UK in association with the International Regulators’ Forum. Together we will turn the spotlight on health and safety plant, process and people in the past, present and future.

Virtual Reality (VR) Hazard Awareness training tool

We invite you to drop by and visit us at our stand where we will be demonstrating our Virtual Reality (VR) Hazard Awareness training tool. You can also take the opportunity to speak with our technical advisory experts.

Why use Virtual Reality (VR) for training?

  • VR improves knowledge retention by getting attendees involved and interacting with their training.  Being a participant rather than a spectator requires constant engagement with the content and improves knowledge
  • VR provides participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of how major accidents come about and the consequences of such events.

Visit us at stand 21.

DNV GL Papers

Wednesday 6 June

  • Time
  • 09:30 -10:30

    Keynote address: What does the future have in store?

    Chaired by Phil Kirk, Chrysaor with

    Colette Cohen, CEO, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre

    John McDonald, CEO, OPITO

    Hari Vamadevan, DNV GL


    Hari Vamdevan, DNV GL

    Process: Why it is important to develop, simplify and streamline our processes to enable safe reliable and sustainable operations

  • 11:00 -11:40

    Ask a Safety Rep

    Safety representatives are uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between the workforce and management through the powers granted under the Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations.  When safety representatives are given the resources to fulfil their role effectively, they can provide valuable insights during safety case reviews; credibly facilitate safety meetings and add value to audit and inspections through their intimate knowledge of the plant.


    Fiona FitzGerald, DNV GL

  • 13:40 -14:20

    Safety Case for Tomorrow


    John Morgan, DNV GL (Chair - Oil & Gas UK Major Hazards Technical Group)

  • 14:25 -15:05

    Ensuring critical knowledge and learning is retained for re-use across generations

    The lessons learned from the Piper Alpha disaster should never be forgotten. From a safety perspective, it is as important to understand why we do things, not just that we do things. Knowledge can be lost through mergers, acquisitions, industry contraction and a reliance on supply chain or sub-contracted expertise.


    Michael Kelleher, DNV GL