New framework for offshore operations
KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), in pact with the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), introduced a new framework for offshore operations to enhance the safety of its personnel at offshore facilities.
The framework, known as Offshore Self-Regulation Management System (OSR-MS), allows for partial industry self-regulation in the management of offshore assets and facilities.
"It ensures that all offshore operators meet statutory requirements to minimise the risks of major incidents and reduce health, safety and environmental (HSE) hazards to the personnel," said Petronas vice-president of petroleum management Ramlan Abdul Malek.
"Safety has and will always be the utmost concern for Petronas and the OSR-MS will be a key enabler for all upstream operators in achieving HSE integrity excellence," he said.
Ramlan said the OSR-MS is specifically developed by DOSH to meet Petronas' requirements in a systematic and standardised manner.
The system was developed based on the internationally recognised PAS 55 Asset Management Standards and is in compliance with DOSH's statutory requirements.
The OSR-MS, which was first conceptualised in 2007, is aimed at minimising the risk of offshore incidents.
Under the pact, Petronas has been given the mandate to regulate and oversee the management, safe operation and integrity of all offshore assets and facilities in the Malaysian waters on behalf of DOSH.