DNV GL develops offshore safety guidance

DNV GL has completed a work scope with the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), under funding provided by the EU, to develop guidance for the Greek offshore safety competent authority, Hellenic Ηydrocarbons Resources Management (HHRM), under Greek law 4409/2016 which enacts EU directive (2013/30/EE) on offshore safety.

The offshore major hazards guidance was presented to several international and domestic companies and the ministry of environment and energy in Athens, on 1st March 2018. HHRM, as the competent authority, is responsible for the regulation of offshore hydrocarbon operations with regards to major hazards and is responsible for developing the relevant legislative framework for Greece.

The scope of work undertaken by DNV GL included studies and analysis of equivalent laws and guidance within Europe and determining what was the best fit for Greece before the guidance itself was developed. The work was carried out by DNV GL’s regulatory team in the UK.

Ben Oudman, Regional Manager for DNV GL, Continental Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, India and Africa says “DNV GL’s experience in working in many different oil and gas provinces has allowed us to develop best-practice guidance that meets the requirements of the Law and, while it has been created to suit the specific Greek requirements, it will be familiar to international oil and gas companies. I am sure that this will be a positive step in Greece to maintain a good record in major hazard management offshore.â€?

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