Driving Collaborative Results

Monday, July 01, 2013

Danos employees recently presented at two important industry events. There were approximately 500+ offshore regulatory agencies, operators and contractors at each of the conferences.

Rick Keen, Danos Compliance Coordinator, is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist (OHST). He has 16 years oil and gas safety, health and environmental experience and has been an Industrial Hygienist for 10 years. Rick has a total of 32 years of experience in hazard recognition and safety leadership.

Rick participated on a panel discussion at the First Annual COS Forum SEMS Conference about lessons learned in developing a Safety & Environmental Management System (SEMS) from a Small Operator Perspective. The industry panel was moderated by Allen Verrett of OOC.

In mid- July, Mark Simoneaux, Danos Training & Development Manager, was invited to participate at the 2013 API (American Petroleum Institute) Offshore Safe Lifting Conference & Expo on a panel that presented JSA and Lift Planning from a contractor’s view point. The conference hosted offshore lifting professionals, crane operators, management, and safety personnel. It offered a great opportunity to learn about the latest developments, share insights, and network with other offshore industry colleagues. There were numerous organizations represented from the US Coast Guard, BOEMRE, BSEE, Operators, Contractors and Vendors.

"Danos is committed to being engaged with our industry partners so we can continue to build on our legacy of safe operational execution in the face of a changing industry. We’re proud to have employees who have developed significant competencies and are willing to share with and learn from others,” said Eric Danos, Executive Vice President."

The Center for Offshore Safety (COS) is an industry sponsored organization focused exclusively on offshore safety in the deepwater (water depths>1000 ft) Gulf of Mexico. The Center serves the US offshore oil & gas industry with the purpose of adopting standards of excellence to ensure continuous improvement in safety and offshore operational integrity.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry.