The regulations and the supervisory system are designed to help enhance the awareness of the companies that they bear total responsibility for operating acceptably.
Figures from the 2017 study on trends in risk level in the petroleum activity (RNNP) show progress for a number of risk indicators. But serious personal injuries are growing, while feedback on the working environment, the HSE climate and perceived risk is moving in the wrong direction.
The petroleum industry is becoming increasingly dependent on digital systems, and the companies have ambitious plans for increased use of digital technology – along the entire value chain. A new report shows how digitalisation affects health, safety and the environment.
The PSA has recently prepared two new research reports on the reliability of optical gas detectors under "extreme conditions" and the control of non-electrical ignition sources.
Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a challenge for many facilities and onshore installations. A new report provides an overview of different insulation solutions used in the Norwegian petroleum industry since 1970 and of safety challenges associated with CUI.
The PSA has prepared a document about barrier management to provide information on how we define the requirements in the regulations and guideline texts in relation to the contents of relevant standards.
Since 2014, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway and HSE UK have cooperated in a forum with the class societies DNV GL, Lloyds Register and ABS on requirements for high strength structural steels. A special publication summarises some of the work.
Sintef has been commissioned by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to perform a mapping and assessment of how the industry defines "Worst Credible Process Fire".
The PSA has had a study performed of electrical installations without dedicated emergency power systems on three selected facilities.
Leaders in Norway’s oil and gas industry will assemble at the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s Top Executive Conference in Stavanger on 29 November 2016 to discuss the way forward for safety work in the sector.
Incidents occur every year in Norway’s petroleum industry which could have developed into a major accident under only slightly different circumstances. A new definition of the risk concept in the regulations could help to reduce these events.