Offshore engineering and technology company Osbit won the Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Innovation Award at the 32nd SPE Aberdeen Offshore Achievement Awards.
The Northumberland-based company scooped the accolade for its commitment to health and safety, through the design and manufacture of three bespoke intervention tension frames (ITFs) for Helix Well Ops.
Presented at a special ceremony held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, the Offshore Achievement Awards is the biggest and oldest industry awards for the UK offshore energy sector, covering all aspects from supply to upstream operations and offshore renewables.
The HSE Innovation Award recognizes outstanding HSE technology developed for the offshore gas or renewables industry, notably those that have either reduced the environmental impact of the sector or improved individual, plant, or operational safety.
The ITF systems, which stand more than 20 m high and weigh around 100 t, were developed to suit a trio of state-of-the-art new-build vessels. The systems secure a tensile connection between the well riser and the vessel’s handling equipment during well-intervention operations while facilitating safe access into the riser.
The systems also deliver safe, integrated access and maintenance where none has existed before. Each ITF features three platform access levels, supported by Osbit-supplied blowout preventer maintenance and storage towers and moveable decks. The access offered enhances cost-effectiveness by reducing maintenance-related downtime and streamlining operational changeover. It is also a significant advancement in safe operations, removing the need to use man-riding winches.
Brendon Hayward, managing director of Osbit, said, "This award is testament to the commitment and dedication of our skilled engineers to deliver solutions that are not only effective and improve operational efficiency but also are inherently safe.
“It is essential that we instill confidence in our customers, such as Helix Well Ops, to demonstrate that safety is at the heart of what we do and how we deliver innovative solutions professionally, and with care. Winning this award is a further endorsement of that commitment.”
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