We have entered the “age of the unthinkable” according to Statoil CEO Helge Lund. He was giving the keynote speach CERA2012 risk assessment conference in Houston Texas.
He says the energy industry must engage with a broader social and safety agenda to meet the needs of an increasing complex energy landscape.
“Over the past decades, safety has come even higher on the agenda. For the industry it is a moral obligation to protect our people and run safe operations. I believe our obligations goes beyond that.”
He urged the industry to form partnerships with regulators and society to collaborate on technology development for safety and operational efficiency.
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