New oil and gas database could help prevent another Piper Alpha

Lord Cullen of Whitekirk has said a new database of oil and gas industry knowledge and experience will help to prevent another Piper Alpha.

Speaking at a special launch event for the potentially life-saving resource at the University of Aberdeen, he said its three volumes would be “an essential knowledge bank”.

The “seminal” work – Encompassing the Future: Offshore Oil and Gas Operations – has involved more than 60 authors and taken about 10 years to complete.

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