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The PSA has had a study performed of electrical installations without dedicated emergency power systems on three selected facilities.
The PSA has carried out an operational audit of electrical installations at Shell's plant at Nyhamna.
ExxonMobil has received consent to extend the lifetime of the facilities on the Sigyn field.
Aker BP, ExxonMobil, Gassco and Statoil have received consent for manned underwater operations in 2017.
PSA director general Anne Myhrvold has called on Norway’s petroleum industry to get safety developments back on track. “Words must become deeds,” she says. “The negative trend is going to be reversed, and we haven’t much time.”
The Norwegian petroleum sector has been very advanced in its use of standards. Developments can now be seen which threaten the foundations on which the performance-based regulations build.
Partnership between companies, unions and the government is a cornerstone of Norway’s petroleum sector, not least with regard to health, safety and the environment. But its quality depends on mutual trust.
The pressure on the industry means that companies are seeking new solutions. This can mean simplification and reduced costs, but may also contribute to greater uncertainty and reduced robustness.
The PSA has carried out an audit of Statoil and its follow-up of the Haven mobile facility for use on the Johan Sverdrup field.
The PSA has carried out an audit of the design engineering of the drilling platform for the Johan Sverdrup field.