Five sets of regulations have been adopted for health, safety and the environment (HSE) in Norway’s offshore petroleum sector and at selected petroleum plants on land.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has conducted an audit of Aker BP directed at risk, barrier and maintenance management on the Ula field. Serious breaches of the regulations were identified, and the company has now been given notice of an order.
We have given Wellesley Petroleum AS (Wellesley) consent for exploration drilling of wells 35/4-U-1 and 35/4-2.
We have given Aker BP consent for exploration and production drilling of a well in the Bøyla field.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor Mongstad. This was a major accident audit on the topics of emergency preparedness, follow-up of non-conformities and improvement points from last year’s major accident audit, and implementation of new requirements in the Major Accident Regulations.
From 3 to 9 September 2018 we carried out an audit of KCAD’s and Equinor’s logistics and drilling operations using Askeladden on the Gullfaks field.
We have carried out an audit of Wood (formerly Wood Group Norway) and the company’s own follow-up of the arrangements for genuine employee participation.
On 21 and 22 August and 3 to 5 September 2018, we carried out an audit of Spirit Energy and Maersk Drilling focused on the planning and execution of drilling and well operations on the Oda field using Maersk Interceptor.
We have carried out an audit of Aker BP and the company’s own follow-up of arrangements for genuine employee participation.
We have given Equinor Energy AS (Equinor) consent to use Songa Endurance for drilling, completion and slot recovery of well 31/2 D-7 BY1H/BY2H/BY3H on the Troll field in the North Sea.
We have carried out an audit of Neptune Energy Norge AS (Neptune) focused on the fabrication of production pipes for Fenja.