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Friday, January 31, 2020 

ABS has been awarded more than US$2.1m for two projects focused on strengthening safety culture in the offshore oil and gas industry.

The money from the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is part of US$7.25m awarded to eight projects aimed at advancing safety offshore.

“ABS is a safety leader in the marine and offshore industries. As part of our mission to promote the security of life and property and preserve the natural environment, we are continuously working to push the frontiers of safety and so we are delighted that GRP has chosen to support these exciting projects,” said Matt Tremblay, ABS SVP Global Offshore.

The GRP’s competitive Safer Offshore Energy Systems Grants programme supports projects that produce datasets, strategies, and tools for measurement that will promote a culture of safety in the oil and gas industry.

“A culture of safety has nine characteristics,” said Kelly Oskvig, senior program officer for the Gulf Research Program’s SOES initiatives. “Through this grants competition, we hope to provide the tools to help strengthen some of those characteristics as well as answering a few critical questions - what best practices can oil and gas adapt from other high-risk industries? How can an organization measure improvements of its safety culture? How can data be used to better understand the dangers?”

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