It was initiated in 1999-2000 to develop and apply a measuring tool which illustrates the development in risk level on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The process plays an important role in the industry by contributing to a shared understanding of risk development by companies, unions and government agencies.
RNNP has become an important management tool for all participants in the petroleum sector. Its findings are valuable for our planning of supervision activities and development of the regulations.
The results of the process are presented in annual reports.
The main report is published every April. Totalling more than 400 pages, this comprehensive document comprises two sections in Norwegian covering the NCS and the land-based plants respectively. A summary report of almost 50 pages is published for the NCS in both Norwegian and English.
RNNP risk data related to acute oil and chemical spills are provided in a separate report in Norwegian every autumn.
Qualitative and quantitative methods
The RNNP process is based on two methods which complement each other.
Personal risk and environmental factors
The project focuses on personal risk and includes
The studies are confined to our area of authority, with the exception of helicopter transport of personnel. The latter is covered in cooperation with the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority and helicopter operators on the NCS.
In order to describe developments in risk level as well as possible, continuous efforts have been made to identify new methods, risk areas and other key parameters. These can provide further understanding of which risk factors are the most important to track over time.