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Order after the investigation of a personal injury on Goliat

The PSA has issued an order to Eni Norge (Eni) following the investigation of an incident with a serious personal injury on the Goliat field on 25 June 2016.

A deck operator on the Goliat facility in the Barents Sea was seriously injured on 25 June 2016.

The PSA’s investigation of the incident identified several serious breaches of the regulations.

On the basis of the findings in its investigation, the PSA has given operator company Eni Norge notice of an order.

See: Notice of order after investigation into personal injury on Goliat

In accordance with that notice, the PSA has issued the following order to Eni Norge:

Pursuant to section 69 of the framework regulations on administrative decisions, see sections 17 of the framework regulations on the duty to establish, follow up and further develop a management system, and 6, 8, 15 and 22 of the management regulations on the management of health, safety and the environment, internal requirements, information and handling of nonconformities respectively, Eni Norge AS is ordered to:

  1. systematically identify and review all lifting equipment and winches used for material handling on board and assess measures for further use or possibly ceasing to use this equipment
  2. present a binding and timetabled plan with a deadline for implementing measures based on findings from the review
  3. present a plan for permanent resolution of design deficiencies in the loading hose with regard to twisting, and describe risk-reducing measures until a permanent solution is in place.

The deadline for complying with this order is 13 February 2017. We must be notified when the order has been complied with.


Explanation of the terms “order” and “notice of order”

An order is an administrative decision made pursuant to the regulations. Before we issue an order, we generally send a “notice of order” to the affected companies.

A notice of order is neither an instrument nor a notice of sanctions, but a step in our administrative process in which we request the party to assess the factual basis. The notice is only a first step before an administrative decision is made.

An order is a strongly preventive instrument which is legally binding on the recipient.

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