Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Guidelines. Systems Safety Management and Safety Culture. Avoiding Major Disasters in Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Operations.

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Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)
PAME , Safety culture , Systems safety , Offshore oil and gas
The Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Guidelines (AOOGG): Systems Safety Management and Safety Culture, was organized as a project under the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group of the Arctic Council. The project was led by the United States. The work was reviewed and comments received at the biannual meetings of the PAME Working Group. In addition, input was received from two expert workshops in Keflavik, Iceland in June 2012, held jointly with the Recommended Practices for Prevention of Pollution (RP3) workshop by the Emergency Preparedness, Prevention and Response (EPPR) Working Group, and in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in September 2012. Written comments were also received from many individuals and organizations including a wide range of representatives from Arctic governments, non-governmental organizations, industry, indigenous people, and the scientific community. This Guidance document has been circulated widely to Arctic States, Permanent Participants and Observers, as well as academia, non-profit environmental and industry associations, and other stakeholders and has also had the benefit of editing by a professional writer/editor. The project lead would like to thank all PAME countries, other Arctic Council working groups and Permanent Participants to the Arctic Council, experts and other stakeholders for their support and contributions to this work.