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Is safety at a crossroads?

“Established boundaries are being challenged. This poses both opportunities and threats,” says Finn Carlsen, director of professional competence at the PSA.


Finn Carlsen, director of professional competence at the PSA.

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Difficult times and straitened finances have determined the agenda for Norway’s petroleum sector in recent years. The industry is working tenaciously to adapt, both in operating an aging, maintenance-intensive NCS and in reorienting towards simpler and cheaper developments for the future.

But what place does safety occupy when cost considerations dominate developments? Is Norway at a crossroads which challenges its ambition of continuous improvement and continued risk reductions on the NCS?

Read interview with Finn Carlsen in this year’s edition of Safety – status and signals 2015-2016