The operator´s association for emergency response
The Operator’s Association for Emergency Response, known as OFFB, is a member-led, non-profit emergency response organisation utilised by many operating companies on the Norwegian continental shelf. We provide professional 2nd line emergency response services to our members, and are an integral part of their emergency response systems. OFFB also acts as a resource and expertise centre for all its members.
A new research article by Riana Steen and Alf Inge Molde is outlining learning points from an outbreak of COVID-19 at the West Phoenix drilling rig in August 2020. It discusses how uncertainty, time pressure and escalating consequences magnify the need for resilience in emergency preparedness.
“The fear of making mistakes may be the biggest challenge when faced with people who are going through crises,” says psychology specialist Heidi Wittrup Djup. Together with her colleagues at Clinic for Crisis Psychology, she’s ready 24/7, all year round, to attend to those affected by emergency events – and to support those responsible for handling such situations.
A new partnership was announced earlier this week when RelyOn Nutec entered a collaboration together with CAVU International, a global performance improvement consulting company as well as the Operator’s Association for Emergency Response (OFFB).
In order to close the gap between emergency response plans and the way tasks are carried out in real life, far more factors and aspects must be mapped and included in the planning, Riana Steen believes. In a new research paper written in collaboration with the Operator's Association for Emergency Response (OFFB), she explains how this can be done.
INEOS Oil & Gas Norway is preparing to spud its ‘Fat Canyon’ wildcat in the summer of 2021. Together with OFFB, the company is rehearsing its emergency response system. “It is essential to go up routines and brush up on our knowledge,” says general manager Erik Magnesen.