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Audit of MOL Norge – structural safety

We have carried out an audit of MOL Norge and site-specific analyses of load-bearing structures in respect of the company’s first drilling operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.


On 14 August 2018, we carried out an audit of MOL Norge. The company has applied for consent for exploration drilling of well 2/6-6 S in the North Sea. This is MOL Norge’s first own-operated drilling operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The topic of the audit was site-specific analyses of load-bearing structures.  By means of spot checks, we wanted to see how MOL Norge monitors structural issues relating to site-specific analyses at the drilling location.

No regulatory non-conformities were identified, but we observed certain improvement points, which we have asked MOL Norge to give their assessment of by 27 September of this year.

The improvement points included erosion around the legs, low collision frequencies of visiting ships, wave crest height and missing assessments of seismic loads.

Øyvind Midttun, press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77