In February 2014, Team Awaken, the UK men’s curling team, reached the final of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Team GB consisting of skip David Murdoch, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow delighted everyone in UK with their amazing last minute success in the semi finals. Awaken have sponsored this team for the past year and look forward to a long and successful relationship with the very best in the world of curling. To read more about team GB please go to the Team GB Official Website.
Early in 2014 Awaken, as part of the leadership team for a new country entry in to South America, began working with the client organisation to scope and manage all the non technical risk associated with deep water exploration in a harsh and unforgiving operational environment. This work, now in its early days will continue in to 2016.
In January Awaken sponsored a curling competition with ‘Team Awaken’, the soon to be ‘Team GB’ for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Representatives from Stena Drilling. Itheca Energy and Shell UK came together for an afternoons fun on the Curl Aberdeen rink. The event was supported by Awaken as part of their efforts to help raise the profile of Parkinsons UK in Scotland. Local curlers from Parkinsons UK turned up to enjoy the fun and the local charity team set up an information stall in Curl Aberdeen’s Foyer to raise everyone’s awareness of their important and valuable work. If you want to know more about Parkinsons UK please follow this link. The day ended with the ‘best of the rest’ taking on Team GB in a do or die final end….and the Best of the Rest won! Awaken would like to thank Team GB for attending the day and giving their time to support this charitable effort.
In January 2014 Awaken signed a 5 year contract to deliver the Annual European Refining Industry Summary of Safety Performance on behalf of Concawe. Awaken, a preferred supplier to Concawe, attend the annual Safety Management Group in Brussels and looks forward to delivering this Industry leading report for the next 5 years. For more on Concawe, please visit www.concawe.be.
At the end of 2013 Awaken completed a review of geophysical contractor management process for the Danish National Oil Company. Following a tragic incident in the North Sea Awaken were invited in to review all aspects of contractor management with a view to advising the Client on ways forward to improve contractor management and safety performance in the future. The final report out to the Client took place early 2014.
In 2013 Awaken Engineers, working for a global super major, developed and delivered a series of asset integrity and front line staff operational training packages for the supply and distribution function. These packages were designed to help new employees, fresh in to the industry, rapidly get up to speed in a wide range of operational skills necessary for the safe and efficient running of hydrocarbon facilities. As part of the package Awaken delivered ‘train the trainer’ sessions so that the Client company could cascade the learning quickly in to their organisation.
Working with an integrated team of specialists, Awaken provided Engineering and Health & Safety support to a UK Company looking to buy in to a large number of North European Supply & Distribution Assets. Two specialists were mobilised to inspect assets and comment on the effectiveness of operational control. Awaken, working with other financial and environmental specialists quickly mobilised to deliver reports on assets spread over 3 countries.
In February 2013 Awaken were invited to attend the 50th anniversary of Concawe, the voice of the European Refinery Industry . Awaken delivered a key note speech to the 2 day event on ‘safety through the ages’ – a review of 50 years of safety performance improvement in the refining industry. To read more about the event please visit the Concawe website www.concawe.be..
In 2013 Awaken mobilised specialists auditors to 17 locations around the world requiring health and safety and operational review. Using Client and Industry best practice Awaken auditors provided reports on the acceptability of third party assets for product transfer.
Working with Client staff in both the European and American Head Offices, Awaken is establishing and implementing start up controls across deep water drilling and exploration survey operations as well as supporting the establishment of a new field office location for a global major.
Awaken recently mobilised at extremely short notice to execute a serious incident investigation in The Caribbean. Awaken conducted root cause analysis and remedial action plans for a serious road traffic accident. These were immediately adopted by the Client organisation.
Awaken have supplied two experts to support a global competence assignment assessment scheme for a global oil major. This involved establishing an assessment scheme for the consistent evaluation of the competence of Leaders in world-wide operational roles. Currently Awaken provides the resources to execute and report back on these assessments.
Awaken project managed the update of the global health, safety, environment, security and social performance competence framework for in excess of 3,500 staff within one of the worlds largest Oil Majors. The final framework was benchmarked against international competence standards and supported by comprehensive implementation and end-user documentation.
Working with the largest UK P&I Club, Awaken updated and revised the major accident hazard bowties using BowTie XP® software. The bowtie scenarios covered those high value occurrences and claims most frequently encountered in the global shipping industry. The output will be used by the P&I Club representatives in their assessment of ship board practices and with the ship owners to raise awareness and levels of control.