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Anumber of environmental experts in the oil and gas industry are gathering in Aberdeen on October 5.


The fifth annual E-Reps Forum has the theme of back to basics. The all-day event will host a series of seminars and workshops to highlight some of the key environmental issues facing the industry.


Delegates will be updated on the latest environmental regulations by specialists from the department for business, energy and industrial strategy, the health and safety executive and the offshore safety directive regulator.


Andy Lang, crisis and environmental response manager at Petrofac Training Services, will present on the multi-agency challenges faced during the onshore response to an offshore environmental incident.


Petrofac provides a range of solutions, including oil pollution emergency plans (OPEP) and oil spill response training amongst other services.


Resource Efficient Scotland will hold a workshop on the role of their Green Champions in improving efficiency, while a new sustainable and cost-effective environmental solution for waste water treatment will be highlighted by Augean.


In addition, One Stop Waste Solutions will deliver a workshop based on its successful Not For Landfill campaign. It was launched to reduce the amount of waste sent to north-east landfill sites and more than 60 companies have now taken the Not For Landfill pledge.


The Joint Nature Conservation Committee will give a presentation on offshore protected sites and the change in regulations which introduced the requirement to identify major environmental incidents.


Former Royal Marine, explorer and marine biologist Monty Halls, best known for presenting the BBC series Monty Halls’ Great Escapes, will be the guest speaker at the E-Reps Forum.


Jill Rennie, founder and director of the E-Reps Forum, said: “We’re getting back to basics at this year’s E-Reps Forum – how is the industry going to drive continual improvement? Are we doing all we can to manage it and do we understand the risks?


“By doing this, we can all play a part in ensuring stakeholders provide assurance that environmental stewardship retains its rightful place on the operating agenda.”


Exhibitors include Montrose based Anartya, the provider of a course designed for environmental representatives (e-reps) – Basic Environmental Skills Training (BEST). The course has been endorsed by industry bodies. Other exhibitors at this year’s event include AIC, DH Marine, Paragon Service Point, Enviroco, One Stop Waste Solutions, North Sea Bird Club and WoodRecyclAbility.


Delegates from oil majors and international supply chain businesses, as well as those who have a vested interest in the environment – offshore workers, decision-makers, influencers and HSE professionals – are to attend.


Tickets for the 8am to 4pm event at Jurys Inn at Aberdeen Airport in Dyce cost £80 plus VAT and booking fee. To book, visit

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