The US GoM Diving Safety Workgroup is a US GoM focused, non-competitive and non-commercial group of oil and gas operators, transmission companies, commercial diving companies, supporting sub-contractors, organizations and industry stake holders. The group will provide a unified voice to promote and improve diving safety, through the following:
Identification and sharing of best practices
Identify and seek solutions to industry challenges and issues
Review and comment of existing and proposed standards and guidelines
Provide input to the regulators and industry associations
Executive Board Elections
The DSWG would like to congratulate Kevin Lord (Shell) & David Gilbert (ExxonMobil) for re-election to the E-Board. David will serve again as the 2022 Chairman.
We also congratulate Troy Turner (Phoenix) being elected in the contractor position on the E-Board.
We thank Marty Cox (Chet Morrison) for his service this past term on the board and ongoing support to DSWG.
To the other 2021 nominees; Kris Chambers (BP) and Eddie Trahan (C-Dive), thank you for your participation and interest in serving on the board.
The next General Membership Meeting will be held:
Wednesday January 19, 2022.
9:00am to 11:00am
Please mark your calendars for 2022 DSWG General Membership meetings.
At this time we will continue to plan the meetings as Virtual/Zoom meetings, but we are all looking forward to in-person meetings as conditions improve.
2022 Meeting Dates
Underwater Magazine: Phil Newsum Remembers Randy Abadie
Phil Newsum writes about Randy Abadie in the latest issue of Underwater Magazine.
"On Friday, April 26th, the industry lost a man whose contribution to diver safety needs to be shared with all who should read this."
This article remebering Randy can be found in the May/June 2019 Issue on page 10
The April/May 2017 Issue of Underwater Magazine, which is published by the Association of Diving Contractors International,
features an article about the DSWG meeting that took place at the Neutral Bouyancy Laboratory in the Johnson's Space Center in Houston.
If you have not received the latest issue or read the story online, follow the link below to read the article in digital format.
Again, thank you to everyone for the continued support and progression of the group to lead safety for commercial diving.
Exotic Species Alert - Lionfish (Family Scorpaenidae)
Information, Concerns, Contact:
Lionfish are native to the warm waters of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. Since there are no known Atlantic or Gulf predators, lionfish have quickly expanded their range throughout the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Lionfish are voracious predators and may compete with other important reef fish such as groupers and snappers. Click Here for More Information