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TRENDS Report Summary

Project ID: 11745
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Belgium

Web-site for information on QHSE and CSR in the oil, gas and energy sector (WP11 and WP12)

TRENDS - The REsource Network facilitating QHSE Development for a Sustainable Energy Industry - is a major European initiative involving private and public partners, a so-called Thematic Network under the EC 5th Framework Programme.

TRENDS' objective has been to gather pan-European stakeholders to address the present and future QHSE challenges of hydrocarbon energy production and distribution.

TRENDS has taken a series of initiatives towards global risk management and sustainable development in the European hydrocarbon industry.

TRENDS has contributed to knowledge sharing between actors and stakeholders, as well as across national boarders.

TRENDS' partnership of experts has developed several state-of-the-art and gap reports with recommendations, convened several topical workshops in key areas of QHSE and CSR, as well as contributed to several high-level strategic initiatives. The work has provided a better understanding of where R&D is needed, which has been used to recommend future plans and actions, as well as to initiate new R&D projects and other actions.

TRENDS has contributed to initiate two European Technology Platforms: Industrial Safety (ETPIS) and Clean and Sustainable Carbon-based Energies (NEUCARBEN, the predecessor of the ETP ZEP), to set up a EUREKA cluster EUROGIA, and to the development of the European Oil & Gas Industries Technology Master Plan giving input to industry and public technology planning including the EC 7FP. TRENDS has contributed to establish the European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRI).

TRENDS has 66 members and observers from 13 European countries including oil and energy companies, contractors, suppliers, regulators, consultants, R&D institutes and universities. The work has been organized in 13 work packages (4 expert groups, 7 projects, 1 end-user group and 1 administration).

TRENDS is based on two contracts with the EC running from February 2002 till May 2005 (NNE 5-2001-00379 - DG TREN and ENK6-CT-2002-20651 - DG Research). TRENDS' contracted work was completed by July 2005, but several spin-off projects continued after that. Results will be further exploited by TRENDS' members and EUROGIF (EURopean Oil and Gas Innovation Forum).

TRENDS has been coordinated by DNV in collaboration with EUROGIF and TRENDS' members.

Web-sites originating partly or fully from TRENDS
A deliverable from TRENDS has been the creation of permanent web-sites for issues addressed by the thematic network TRENDS.

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EUROGIF - European Oil & Gas Innovation Forum AISBL
4, rue de l'Industrie
1000 Brussels
Belgium
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