|COM (2019) 358
Report presented on 30 July 2019 by the European Commission on the safety and environmental impact of offshore oil and gas operations in the EU in 2017.
Directive 2013/30/EU on safety of offshore oil and gas operations (the Offshore Safety Directive) aims at achieving a high level of safety in offshore oil and gas operations for the benefit of workers; the environment; offshore platforms and equipment; and economic activities such as fishing and tourism. The provisions of the Directive will help to: (i) prevent major accidents; (ii) reduce the number of incidents; and (iii) ensure effective follow-up of accidents and incidents in order to mitigate their consequences.
This is the second European Commission report on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations in the European Union (EU). The first report, released in August 2018, covered the year 2016.
The purpose of this annual report is: (i) to provide data on the number and type of installations in the EU; and (ii) to give information about incidents on – and the safety performance of – offshore oil and gas operations. In the coming years, when additional reports are available, the series of annual reports will serve as a record of safety performance in Member States’ offshore oil and gas activities.
|Business and Industry, Environment
|Mining | Extraction
|Health and Safety, Marine Environment, Offshore Drilling
|European Union [EU]