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 theoretical understanding is not enough. The lessons learned after Deepwater Horizon and other incidents must result in concrete measures,” said Finn Carlsen, Director for Supervisory Activity, during the seminar “When accidents threaten the environment” in Stavanger on 17 February.
The PSA calls for action and challenges the industry to launch effective measures to reduce noise problems in the petroleum activities.
Summary of the report ”Acute discharges - Norwegian continental shelf 2001–09" is now available in English.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) is holding a seminar in English on management and major accident risk at its Stavanger offices on 26 January 2011.
Australian authorities have released the report of the Montara commission, containing recommendations following the 21 August 2009 blowout on the Montara field, off Australia's western coast, when the Seadrill facility "West Atlas" burned. The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) will review the report carefully to learn and identify any connections with the petroleum activities in Norway.
Both acute crude oil spills from petroleum operations on the Norwegian continental shelf and near misses for such incidents have fallen sharply since 2001, a new study has found.
Safety authorities around the world have chosen ageing facilities, carbon capture, transport and storage (CCS) and deep water drilling as the most important areas for R&D cooperation over the next couple years. This was decided at the annual meeting of the regulatory authority forum International Committee on Regulatory Research and Development (ICRARD).
Establishing and maintaining a good level of safety in the petroleum industry calls for continuous commitment and follow-up by management, Magne Ognedal, director-general of the PSA, said in Stavanger on 31 August.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), in cooperation with the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF) and the University of Stavanger (UiS), is extending invitations to a seminar on management and major accident risk. Because of the big demand for places, the seminar has been moved to Stavanger Forum. This will provide room for an additional 100 participants.
The purpose of this report is to examine conditions relevant to evacuation and rescue of personnel from facilities operating in the Barents Sea.