The operator´s association for emergency response
The Operator’s Association for Emergency Response, known as OFFB, is a member-led, non-profit emergency response organisation utilised by many operating companies on the Norwegian continental shelf. We provide professional 2nd line emergency response services to our members, and are an integral part of their emergency response systems. OFFB also acts as a resource and expertise centre for all its members.
In a series of exercises during the spring of 2023, all of Neptune Energy's six emergency response teams had to handle an accident with serious injuries to personnel on the Gjøa platform. The scenario was built around a real-life incident on the Heimdal field in 2019. Emergency response manager Pål Erland in OFFB commends Equinor for sharing its experiences. “We have learned a lot,” he says.
Aker BP has become a member of the Operator’s Association for Emergency Response, known as OFFB. “We are looking forward to further develop OFFB’s emergency response collaboration together with such a large and highly skilled player on the Norwegian continental shelf,” says Ole Jacob Haug, managing director of OFFB.
“A rule of thumb for people assigned to take care of those affected by crises and their next of kin, is to help more and cry less,” says crisis psychologist Jakob Inge Kristoffersen with a smile. The class room at OFFB’s Competence Centre was packed when he gave a course on how to handle crisis reactions.
13. til 14. september inviterer Offshore Norge, Industri Energi, Petroleumstilsynet og OFFB alle som jobber med beredskapsfaglige spørsmål i privat og offentlig sektor, akademia, organisasjoner, politi og forsvar til Beredskapskonferansen i Stavanger.