Royal Dutch Shell Plc  .com Rotating Header Image

No wonder bits are falling off the Shell Brent Platforms

EMAIL RECEIVED

John,

No wonder bits are falling off the Brents.

I’m an ex Shell employee with no axe to grind but I’m also fat and wouldn’t trust those gratings to hold me.

Thanks

(name and email address supplied)

Gratings_-_Destructive_Testing(1)

Related comment by a retired Shell North Sea Platform manager:

John,

This short video demonstrates severe corrosion of a stair tread. They are in a horrendous condition and a disgrace not only to the scheduled maintenance programme but to the respective OIM’s, Safety reps and the HSE Inspectors.    Pay particular attention near the end of the clip where the leading edge of the stair tread is fitted with an anti skid strip to assist in the prevention of workers slipping in the stair treads.  Notice how badly worn it is, should have been replaced a long time ago!

No idea if this is a Shell installation but if it is then a definite legacy from the TFA era of Brinded.  When will action be taken to put an end to this continuing saga of repetitive reactive safety issues and compliance with the safety cases which outline proactivity.  The days of self regulation are rapidly coming to an end, whose to blame?, nobody but the Operators management.  With mega profits being made from Oil Company Global activities then the investment needed to be made to correct these issues would not even be noticed in the bigger picture.  Shell and others are perhaps waking up to the fact that continuing media exposure to the numerous non-compliance with its own Business Principles throughout its Global activities may impact on or influence how Regulators scrutinise applications for future licences.

Society needs Oil & Gas to power our economies but the Companies who provide our Industrial power houses with Energy need to be more responsible and have an Audit department that have respect when audit finding are embarrassing.   Wake up you CEO’s out there, if your not careful worldwide Public opinion will create havoc for you.

Regards

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: