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 launched an investigation into a fire which broke out on the West Phoenix mobile drilling unit on 5 November 2018.
We have given Spirit Energy consent to drill exploration wells 8/10-7 S and 8/10-8 S in production licence 405 in the North Sea.
Our main theme for 2019 is Safe - Strong - Clear. The PSA will strengthen supervision. The companies will safeguard and secure progress.
Does Norway have a purposeful oil industry which makes proper use of its knowledge? Do the companies take a planned approach to reducing risk, give priority to safety and ensure continuous improvement? That is their definite duty.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has conducted audits of Maersk Drilling Norge (Maersk), Transocean Offshore (Transocean) and Odfjell Drilling (Odfjell) with the focus on arrangements for evacuation to the sea from mobile units which hold an acknowledgement of compliance (AoC).
We have conducted an audit of flexible pipes at Equinor Energy AS (Equinor).
We have issued an order to Equinor Mongstad following an audit of the company’s management of the working environment for the SIP trades.
From 17 to 21 September 2018, we carried out an audit of ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (COPSAS)’s management of logistics, cranes and lifting, scaffolding and access techniques, including the working environment and employee participation.
Total E & P Norge AS (Total) has received consent to use Skirne and Byggve beyond the originally planned operational life.
We have given Equinor Energy AS (Equinor) consent for exploration drilling of well 36/1-3.