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The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's annual report 2009 - facts section

The facts section deals with important results from our activities in 2009. This publication is the facts section of the annual report from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) for 2008.

It should be read in conjunction with our publication entitled Safety – status and signals 2009-2010, which summarises issues of particular concern to us last year and looks ahead to the biggest challenges we foresee in the future.

The facts section also include a brief statement regarding the authority's organisational matters.

These pages provide factual information on conditions which affected our operations in 2009. That includes the priorities we set for our supervisory activities and other work, and a brief description of achieved results.

In earlier years, this publication has included facts about selected types of incidents, accidents and injuries and our assessments of these. A similar overview will be included in a new publication planned to be presented in August.

In this context, we also refer to our annual report on trends in risk level in the Norwegian petroleum activity. A summary of this report relating to offshore operations is available in English.

We hope that these three publications will collectively provide a good overall picture of the safety challenges presented by the petroleum industry in Norway, the responsibilities of the participants in this activity, and how we as the regulatory authority supervise industry observance of these responsibilities.

The facts section of the PSA's annual report is issued electronically only.