The regulations and the supervisory system are designed to help enhance the awareness of the companies that they bear total responsibility for operating acceptably.
A new report produced by the Sintef research foundation for the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) collates information on the status of and challenges to the condition and maintenance of safety-critical equipment in the petroleum industry.
A user survey has been conducted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to learn more about how its audits are perceived by the industry and the effect they have, and to identify potential improvements. The results are now available.
A new study commissioned by the PSA provides state-of-the-art knowledge about experiences of incidents and failure modes linked to bonded flexible pipes and hoses.
In April and May 2018, we held a series of meetings with selected participants in order to gather knowledge about the maintenance of barriers for subsea facilities involved in the Norwegian petroleum activities. The companies which we followed up were Aker BP, Equinor, Shell, Subsea 7, Technip FMC, Oceaneering and Deep Ocean.
In this report, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) discusses the place of maintenance in barrier management in terms of principles as well as stage by stage in the barrier management processes, through specific examples, and in relation to selected key issues.
In May 2018, we held a meeting with the Well Management company Well Expertise about the follow-up of planning and execution of exploration drilling projects on behalf of operators.
In April 2018, we held a series of meetings with selected participants to follow up framework conditions, especially within maintenance, modification and SIP (scaffolding, insulation and painting) work. The companies we followed up on were Point Resources and their suppliers Aker Solutions and Norisol.
In April/May 2018, we held a series of meetings with the contractors Weatherford, Schlumberger, Enhanced Drilling and Halliburton, which supply managed pressure drilling services on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) is once again giving a Safety Lunch at the ONS 2018 oil show in Stavanger on Tuesday 28 August. Sign up today to attend this important event. This year's keynote speaker is senior Scottish judge Lord Cullen.
During 2015 and 2016, the Health and Safety Working Group of the North Sea Offshore Authorities Forum, chaired by Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, met to discuss common challenges for the oil and gas industry in their respective countries. The challenges related to maintaining and operating ageing installations in a lower oil price environment was selected as topic for further work and follow-up.