Oilennium, Acting Up—drama to inspire oil and gas safety

Petrofac traning unit teams with Scottish thespians on hard-hitting health and safety cinema.

Petrofac Training Services’ unit Oilennium of Norfolk, UK, has teamed with Edinburgh-based Acting Up World to offer an online suite of ‘hard-hitting dramatic films that inspire oil and gas personnel to connect emotionally with their individual Health and Safety behavior.’

The short films and animations tell stories about people, avoidable accidents and their tragic aftermath. Oilennium MD Kevin Keable said, ‘If we can’t get participants to connect emotionally, they will not change their behaviour. By viewing these films people are much more receptive to safety training.’

One film, ‘Dead Jed’ explores the domino effect of letting negligent behaviors pass as acceptable. The ghost of an oil worker attends his own funeral and speaks to those involved in his death. Some of the stories already feature in Acting Up’s corporate training live performances.

Acting Up MD and founder Emma Currie added, ‘These stories can now reach and inspire safe behaviour around the world. We are exploring new ways to connect dramatically with those who work in the global oil and gas industry.’ Oilennium clients include Weatherford, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Shell, Noble Drilling, Marathon and Dolphin Geophysical. More from Oilennium.

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