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International Regulators Offshore Safety Conference in Florida 2007

The International Regulators' Forum (IRF) - an informal network of offshore oil and gas regulators from Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States - will arrange the 2nd International Regulators Offshore Safety Conference from 4-6 December, 2007 in Miami, Florida. The conference is hosted by the U.S. Minerals Management Service.

Regulatory officials from all nations with ongoing or proposed offshore oil and gas activity are invited to attend.

The First International Regulators Offshore Safety Conference was hosted by the UK Health & Safety Executive in London in the Spring of 2005. Attendees at the London conference strongly endorsed the idea of a follow-up event to further expand the offshore information network, discuss safety issues, compare regulatory approaches, and learn more about collaborative international safety projects.

We believe this will be another outstanding conference and are expecting offshore regulators from 30-50 countries. The conference will include presentations from senior regulatory and industry officials, updates on regional issues, and new information on the IRF’s important crane safety, incident data gathering, and performance measurement projects.

Roundtable discussions will offer attendees the opportunity to compare practices and approaches, learn about technological developments, and exchange views with a diverse group of regulators.

There will also be opportunities to speak informally with industry officials and regulatory counterparts from around the world.

You will find more information about this event at the conference website (see link box), where also hotel and registration information now have been posted.

Contact person in the PSA:
Odd Bjerre Finnestad