Is safety at risk? What do you think?

Cost cuts, downsizing, restructuring and efficiency improvements have lately been keynotes in the petroleum industry.

When oil prices fell, the petroleum industry had to be restructured for a new reality. The changes were extensive, and came suddenly.

We have put that question to a number of people inside and outside the petroleum sector, and obtained responses from Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg, Statoil CEO Eldar Sætre, director general Bente Nyland at the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and BSEE head Brian Salerno, among others.

Openness, discussion and dialogue are important preconditions for the ability to conduct petroleum operations in a secure and prudent manner.

The questions and answers presented in this issue form part of the debate. Safety-related developments affect us all, and we urge you to discuss this issue with your own circle.

What do you think – is safety at risk?

Dialogue No.1 - 2016 Cover photo