Safety first as OPITO makes oil and gas conference global

DESPITE the plunging price of oil and gas commodities, the nature of both industries remains risk intensive whatever the locale. This makes it particularly fitting that OPITO, the organisers of the world’s only safety and competency conference for oil and gas, are making it a truly global event this year, moving it from the Middle East to Malaysia.
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With its theme of ‘Fit For The Future', and expected to attract 30 exhibitors and over 450 international delegates, the seventh annual OPITO Safety and Competence Conference, OSCC2016 will be held in Kuala Lumpur on November 16.

Group Chief Executive for OPITO, David Doig, commented:

"The low oil price is redefining our industry, sharpening the focus around cost and efficiency and challenging current practices. This presents an opportunity to examine the way in which competence and safety is delivered to ensure the global workforce is fit for the future.

 

The cyclical nature of our commodity-driven market dictates that where there are highs there will always be lows. Risk, however, remains the same. We need to look hard at how we set standards, train people and assess competence today in order to re-set the skills and competence landscape to cope with the highs and lows of tomorrow."

OSCC 2016 is designed to challenge current thinking on the regulation, maintenance and delivery of safety training and competence standards. Attendees and presenters will be encouraged to actively debate the ways in which technology can bring about positive change in assessment and training processes through the creation of new efficiencies. The conference also wants to examine ways in which to innovate in simpler ways - getting people to and from work safely.

 

Mr Doig said that it is essential for the conference to have a global focus.

"[The conference] has taken place in the Middle East since its launch in 2010, however OPITO's intention has always been for [it] to reflect the global nature of the industry by moving across different international oil and gas hubs."

He added that the choice of this year's event was not just by chance.

"Kuala Lumpur was selected as the first of our new locations as a direct result of feedback from delegates," said Mr Doig.

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