The regulations and the supervisory system are designed to help enhance the awareness of the companies that they bear total responsibility for operating acceptably.
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.
Petroleum activity in the northern areas will entail greater challenges for personnel on the facilities than the current activity on the Norwegian shelf. A new status report shows how the harsh northern climate influences health and working environment and how the new challenges can be handled.
Audit: Analyses and/or assessments of risk are key elements in carrying out various activities in a safe and prudent manner. To gain a better understanding of how these challenges are perceived by those who in different ways are involved in or affected by various types of risk analyses, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted a survey among selected positions at 23 installations/facilities spread over seven operators.
A new report sheds light on available technology and experience gained from monitoring and inspecting pipelines.
When investigating accidents and serious incidents, the petroleum industry places greater emphasis on human and technological factors than on organisational factors. The consequence could be that the investigation only identifies direct causes, but never finds the real, underlying causes of the accident.
The "Trends in risk level" aims to measure and improve health, safety and environmental conditions in the petroleum activities offshore and at the petroleum facilities on land. Results from 2009 was presented on 22. April 2010. The 2009 summary report is now available in English.