UK could improve offshore safety, environmental protection, review says

01/02/2012
An independent review commissioned by British government ministers acknowledged strengths of the existing UK's offshore oil and gas safety and environmental protection regime while outlining ways in which it could be improved. "We have found a great many positives in the UK's safety and environmental regulation, in what is generally regarded as a world-leading regime, whilst identifying areas where there is still scope for further reducing the risks of incidents occurring," said Geoffrey Maitland, a chemical engineer professor with Imperial College, London. "Although it is apparent industry and the regulators strongly subscribe to the need for continuous improvement, it is ...
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