Good Morning John: Please find link to an article in the mornings Aberdeen press and Journal. It would appear that Brinded’s “Touch F***All” initiative is alive and well in the Shell organisation! The natural enemies of safety are still:- Ignorance, arrogance and complacency, all three are still being lovingly cared for within the Shell Business Principles .
Production Stops at Shells Brent Bravo
By Rebecca Buchan
OIL giant Shell has halted production at four of its platforms and sent 100 workers back onshore after part of a platform fell into the North Sea.
An investigation is being carried out on the Brent Bravo platform after a heavy protective frame, known as a fender, collapsed.
No one was injured and the company said there was no significant damage caused.
The other three Brent platforms Alpha, Charlie and Delta do not have these protective frames, however Shell has had to stop all production on the Brent field as all the rigs work together in a hub.
Around 40 employees still remain on the platform and the oil company was last night unsure when they would be able to begin production again.
A spokeswoman for Shell said: All non-essential personnel onboard the Shell-operated Brent Bravo platform in the northern North Sea returned to shore yesterday and production has been halted on the four Brent platforms. We have taken these actions as a precautionary measure while we inspect three heavy protective frames at the waterline on the Brent Bravo.
Jake Malloy, general secretary of the Oil Industry Liaison Committee, said: If this piece of structure has damaged any piping on the sea bed then a precautionary measure to shut down operations is a responsible decision on behalf of Shell.
In October, the platform was awarded a Sword of Honour, an award which recognises health and safety systems which are among the best in the world. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) spokeswoman said: HSE is aware of the situation and is working with Shell UK.
The Brent field came into production in 1976 and once provided 10% of Britains gas.It still produces 14 million cubic metres of gas and 28,000 barrels of oil a day.
ARTICLE NEGLECTS TO MENTION THE BRENT BRAVO EXPLOSION IN WHICH SHELL WORKERS LOST THEIR LIVES AND SHELL RECEIVED A RECORD BREAKING FINE FOR AVOIDABLE DEATHS
SHELL BRENT BRAVO SCANDAL:
THE EVIDENCE ASSEMBLED BY BILL CAMPBELL, FORMER HSE GROUP AUDITOR, SHELL INTERNATIONAL: READ
SELECTION OF ARTICLES RELATING TO BRENT BRAVO FATALITIES: READ
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