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PSA to investigate rig blaze

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has launched an investigation into a fire which broke out in an engine room on the Scarabeo 5 drilling unit on 22 November 2016.


A team from the PSA will travel out to the rig, which is working on the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea, on 24 November. It will also assist the police inquiry into the same incident.

Scarabeo 5 is operated by Saipem Norwegian Branch. The operator on Njord is Statoil.

The goals of the PSA investigation include clarifying the course of events and identifying the direct and underlying causes in order to contribute to lessons learnt and experience transfer.

This investigation will result in a report to be published on the PSA website at ptil.no.

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