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Evaluation Feedback

The 13th
North Sea OFFSHORE CRANES & LIFTING Conference
Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, 15.-17. April 2008

• 232 delegates attended the conference


• 81 delivered the evaluation form, all results are reported graphically in the pages
5-14 in this document.
• 48 gave comments and suggestions, see below

Which topics should we have spent MORE time on?

• More time on offshore activity, operational


• Hoisting, lifting, wires/ropes, fatigue, corrosion etc
• Technical, new technology, Quality, think new
• More videos, more pictures
• Many nice people, fabulous dinner, nice with pipe band
• Good timing and management by the session chairmen
• Many really well prepared and good presentations
• Experience from inspections and maintenance as presented by Stein Ove
Dyngeland was very beneficial. More of that would be appreciated
• Technical difficulties and challenges
• Hands on really cares, accidents, problems presented by real crane operators
• Accidents/incidents investigation
• Cross border differences in legislation
• Best practices, i.e. BS7072 units are not allowed in Denmark, The Netherlands.
EN 13411 Wire Ropes ferrules (?) are not allowed in Norway, Norwegian ferrules
are not allowed in Europe (UK, NL)
• Subsea lifting
• More case studies
• Hotel solutions
• A more clear view of rules and regulations and where it applies
• More presentations like StatoilHydro’s regarding supply chain challenges
• Lift planning
• We also have to remember that trucks are lifting equipment
• Safety experience after accidents with crane and/or lifting equipment
• New technology
• Training
• Practical issues
• Technical problems and solutions
• Authorities concerns and new regulations etc
• Offshore (pedestal) crane operations/safety
• Real time simulation, cranes and ropes
• Technical aspects of safe design and lifting operations
• Wire ropes, subsea cranes
• OMHEC standards and competence issues
• Technical crane information
• Lifting safety
• Human factors
• Knowledge sharing
• Maintenance and inspection
• Material handling
• New crane technology such as advancements in control systems, improvement in
safety of products.
• More emphasis on the maintenance of the cranes – methods and systems
• Human factors in implementing policy and procedure
• New products for improvements
• The real execution of work (lifting and maintenance) on the job!
• More real life field case studies
• New technological & material solutions
• Maintenance and inspection
• Standards and new technology, material handling, heavy lifting and wire ropes
• More videos, more pictures
• Technical, new technology, quality, think new

Which topics should we have spent LESS time on?

• Too much the same themes, nothing new coming up


• Some presentations were really boring
• Should have been more experience and knowledge sharing with regards to
accidents and incidents
• Three long days
• Much driving with buses morning and afternoon
• No sales talk!
• Company presentations
• Software solutions in depth, pure commercial presentations
• Remote support service
• Training techniques
• Basic rigging, too much statistics on HSE results!
• Some presentations were far too detailed
• Regulators should only present updates
• Simulation
• Regulatory bit was slow
• Subsea cranes and heave compensation
• Sales
• Companies advertising themselves
• Simulator training
• Product advertisement
• Transfer of personnel
• Computer systems
• Topic selection is OK, but maybe less presentations per topic
• Safety
• The human factor and simulator training, Regulatory and safety
• Legislation, regulation
• Simulator, USA-Brazil situation
• Cranemaster = very bad
• MMS perspective of lifting incidents in the golf of Mexico
• Reduce the amount of regulator presentations, case studies would have more
impact

Recommendations for topics for the next conference?

• Offshore activity, HSE, etc


• Results, statistics, and highlights from inspection and maintenance of cranes
• Mechanical handling – philosophies and strategies
• Sleeve bearings
• Why not have the conference in a large place/centre that can accommodate all
delegates, and not have to spread over 5 hotels!
• The use of lifting equipment offshore + control/inspection.
• Loads of 300 kg also injuries
• Standards, rules and regulations to operate
• Maintenance (offshore) cranes + hoisting/lifting equipment
• Subsea lifting experiences
• New technology on ropes, winches etc.
• Lessons learned, good and bad
• Standards
• Maintenance, integrity management
• Dyneema and electric winches
• E-learning, training and competence assurance programs
• More from crane manufacturers and suppliers
• Crane overviews in the North Sea and World wide
• Learning from accidents
• Lifts for offshore wind energy
• Maybe a complete new city for the conference, i.e. Amsterdam – easy to travel to
• New setup on the social side
• Try to find other conference cities than Aberdeen and Stavanger
• Real time learning, planning and collaboration
• From drilling area
• Inspection discharge criteria
• Real stories from crane operators (near misses, incidents, etc) and maintenance
technicians
• Safety expert from airline, nuclear industry or construction tower cranes. Every
year someone from outside crane industry, so we get new ideas
• More practical offshore lifting projects
• More about how to prioritize and present best practice for various lifting
operations
• Follow up of National Oilwell electrical concept
• Change the conference hotel venue. 2 years ago, Ardoe House was much better
• Contributions from far east (Favco?) and Brazil (Petrobras?)
• Subsea Lifting operations, challenges, requirements for the cranes and lifting
appliances
• Presentations from the Working Groups in the EC

Other comments

• The facilities and lunch could have been better


• Consider another place than Aberdeen. Taxi problems and low service level on
hotels, probably due to “too busy business” in Aberdeen
• Alternative proposals: Other place in Scotland or Holland
• No commercial presentations
• Stavanger and Aberdeen are the most expensive places to travel to and stay in.
Suggest to have the conference in London, Copenhagen or LAS PALMAS
• We waited on the bus for one hour the first day outside the Station Hotel, not
acceptable. This hotel is a bad hotel
• Waiting for bus outside Station Hotel the first day was not good. The hotel had a
standard that was not acceptable
• Delegates should be accommodated in the same hotel or as close to each other as
possible
• Too few delegates were accommodated at the conference hotel.
• With so many delegates attending the conference facilities, the hygiene in the
toilet areas was bad
• Lunch and presentations in same room is poor
• Should be 2,5 days not 3 full days
• Should stay away from sales type presentations
• Thank you, enjoyed it!
• The conference hotel one place and staying another place is no good
• The conference hotel had poor service, food and coffee
• Presentations given on other seminars/conferences should be referred to, i.e.
West Epsilon episode
• Minus for hotel, food, water/coffee
• All delegates should live in the same hotel
• Start 08.00 last day, too many disappear after lunch the last day
• It was a very good conference, and it should be done in one full week
• A three day conference may be too long and tiring. Suggest to shorten to two
days with split workshops
• One or more break-out-session or interactive presentation
• Visit some interesting location (e.g. rig, OEM, etc)
• 3 days is a little long, should provide internet stations
• Audio- video excellent!
• Could not always read the lower half of the screens. They needed to be raised up
higher
• Not very good logistics regarding food and coffee (lunch and coffee brakes)
• All delegates should be able to stay in or very close the conference hotel
• Try 2 day conference instead of 3 days next year?
• Bad that persons that thought they were to stay at Hilton’s were moved to other
hotel without notice
• Access to exhibition was poor, too isolated from coffee/lunch. Inadequate signs to
show were exhibition was
• Please provide a display screen for the chairman. You couldn’t see the large
screens from the stage
• Difficult to arrange a conference in a wide room. Presenter only addressing one of
the screens
• Lunch facilities not too good
• Too little coffee for coffee brakes
• Poor facilities. The Spires Hotel not good. Next conference should be in Esbjerg,
Amsterdam or Stavanger
Evaluation graphs 13th North Sea Offshore Cranes and Lifting Conference Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, 15.-17. April 2008

Day 1, 15. April, Morning session

Regulatory/Safety
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Evaluation graphs 13th North Sea Offshore Cranes Lifting Conference Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, 15.-17. April 2008

Day 1, 15. April, Afternoon session

Human Factors & Simulation Training (+ Dinner)


(Scores: 1 = Low score, 6 = High score)

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Evaluation graphs 13th North Sea Offshore Cranes Lifting Conference Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, 15.-17. April 2008

Day 2, 16. April, Morning session

Maintenance & Inspection


(Scores: 1 = Low score, 6 = High score)

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Mr. Hewitt Mr. Hewitt Mr Fure B Mr Fure P Mr. Mr. Mr. Hodne B Mr. Hodne P Mr. Talberg B Mr. Talberg P
/Mr. Adams B /Mr. Adams P Dyngeland B Dyngeland P
Lecturer (B=benefit, P=professionality)
Evaluation graphs 13th North Sea Offshore Cranes Lifting Conference Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, 15.-17. April 2008

Day 2, 16. April, Afternoon session

Transfer of Personnel - Personnel Lifting


(Scores: 1 = Low score, 6 = High score)

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Mr. Kindt-Lien B Mr. Kindt-Lien P Mr Strong /Mr. Cuthill B Mr Strong /Mr. Cuthill P
Lecturer (B=benefit, P=professionality)
Evaluation graphs 13th North Sea Offshore Cranes Lifting Conference Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, 15.-17. April 2008

Day 2, 16. April, Afternoon session

Cargo Handling / Lifting Operations


and Whisky Tasting
(Scores: 1 = Low score, 6 = High score)

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Mr. Johansen Mr. Johansen Mr Kopf B Mr Kopf P Mr. Cumming Mr. Cumming Mr. Mr. Whisky B Whisky P
B P B P Ásgrímsson Ásgrímsson
B P
Lecturer (B=benefit, P=professionality)
Evaluation graphs 13th North Sea Offshore Cranes Lifting Conference Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, 15.-17. April 2008

Day 3, 17. April, morning session

Material Handling
(Scores: 1 = Low score, 6 = High score)

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Mr Sune B Mr Sune P Mrs Kverneland /Mr. Sandøy B Mrs Kverneland /Mr. Sandøy P
Lecturer (B=benefit, P=Professionality)
Evaluation graphs 13th North Sea Offshore Cranes Lifting Conference Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, 15.-17. April 2008

Day 3, 17. April, morning session

Wire Ropes
(Scores: 1 = Low score, 6 = High score)

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Mr. Traxl B Mr. Traxl P Mr. Boesten B Mr. Boesten P Mr. Steven B Mr. Steven P
Lecturer (B=benefit, P=Professionality)
Evaluation graphs 13th North Sea Offshore Cranes Lifting Conference Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, 15.-17. April 2008

Day 3, 17. April, morning session

Standards & New Technology + Heavy Lifting


(Scores: 1 = Low score, 6 = High score)

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Mr. Hestad Mr. Hestad Mr. Länge B Mr. Länge P Mr. Mr. Mr. Teuteberg Mr. Teuteberg Mr. Rolfsnes Mr. Rolfsnes
/Mr. Debruyne /Mr. Debruyne Krabbendam Krabbendam /Mr. Krielen B /Mr. Krielen P B P
B P B P
Lecturer (B=benefit, P=Professionality)
Evaluation graphs 13th North Sea Offshore Cranes Lifting Conference Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, 15.-17. April 2008

Quality of the Conference

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Give your opinion of the quality of the conference
Evaluation graphs 13th North Sea Offshore Cranes Lifting Conference Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, 15.-17. April 2008

Recommend Conference to others?

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Would you recommend this conference to others?