An operator must obtain consent from the regulator at important milestones. This system ensures that the operator has established good checkpoints for its activities, and that its key decisions are subject to government control.
Clear expectations for the PSA have been expressed by Anniken Hauglie, minister for labour and social affairs. She wants further development of the supervision strategy and more concise reactions towards the companies.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has decided to investigate an incident at Equinor’s Hammerfest LNG plant in northern Norway. This facility has been operated over time with weaknesses in its safety-critical equipment.
We have issued an order to Ocean Rig following an audit of the management of the working environment and emergency preparedness on the Leiv Eiriksson mobile drilling facility.
This issue of Dialogue explains how we are following up the criticisms from Norway's Auditor General. A closer look is also taken at ICT security, an issue now attracting much greater attention.
We have given Equinor Energy (Equinor) consent to drill exploration well 7335/3-1 in production licence 859 in the Barents Sea.
We have given Equinor Energy (Equinor) consent to drill exploration well 16/5-7 in production licence 502 in the North Sea.
We have given Aker BP consent to use the Maersk Interceptor mobile drilling facility for production drilling on the Ivar Aasen field.
We have given Equinor Energy (Equinor) consent to use the Transocean Equinox mobile drilling facility on the Visund field.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor Energy (Equinor) focused on materials handling, work at height and management of the working environment on the Martin Linge A facility.
We have given Equinor Energy (Equinor) consent for the use of the pipeline and subsea production facilities at Trestakk.