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Aveva will release the findings of a research project conducted by Robert Gordon University (RGU), which will be debated during a panel discussion at an event in Aberdeen on 1st September.

Using both quantitative and qualitative responses, the report will seek to gain a better understanding of the role information management plays within health and safety environments for the Oil and Gas Industry. It goes on to explore how organisations achieve improvements in health and safety performance based on factors that range from culture to technology.

The panel discussion, chaired by Jeremy Cresswell, editor of the Press and Journal's ENERGY supplement and honorary Professor at RGU's Business School, and featuring key opinion formers within the industry, will debate the report findings, discuss their own experiences and speculate the future direction of health and safety issues within the Oil and Gas industry.

"Some of the early findings from the report have challenged our preconceptions. The qualitative analysis will help us to delve deeper and better assess the final conclusions", said Steve Tongish, VP of Marketing at AVEVA. "

"We commissioned this research from RGU because we wanted to better understand the health and safety issues that our customers' struggle with on a daily basis. Improving information management plays a key role in meeting health and safety requirements for the Oil and Gas industry and we believe that the research from RGU contributes to this important debate".

Professor Rita Marcella, Dean of the Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University added, "This research is important both for the Oil and Gas industry and for health and safety management more generally. It throws light both on the practices in the industry sector but also illustrates the extent to which effective access to reliable and timely information is vital in dealing with critical incidents."

"Initial analysis of the survey findings show that 35 per cent of respondents were aware of instances where either they or their colleagues had not reported information on incidents which had occurred".