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.
From 15 to 25 October 2018, we carried out an audit of Neptune Energy Norge AS (Neptune) and its management of working environment risk and arrangements for employee participation at Gjøa.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has decided to investigate a well incident which occurred on the West Hercules mobile drilling unit on 16 January 2019.
A new report produced by the Sintef research foundation for the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) collates information on the status of and challenges to the condition and maintenance of safety-critical equipment in the petroleum industry.
A report from Norway’s Auditor General criticises several aspects of the way health, safety and the environment (HSE) in the Norwegian oil and gas industry is followed up by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA). Also presenting proposals for improving and strengthening the PSA’s role, the report is generally supportive of today’s petroleum safety regime.
We have given Equinor consent to drill exploration well 6507/3-13 in production licence 159B in the Norwegian Sea.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) and the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority have jointly audited Maersk Drilling's routines for handling notifications of censurable conditions (whistleblowing) at work.
On 20 November 2018 we performed a verification of Aker BP’s planning and execution of permanent plugging of wells at Valhall DP.
We have carried out an audit of Vår Energi focused on management of the working environment and materials handling on the Balder field.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) is currently working to learn more about which of its supervisory activities have the greatest effect, and to increase awareness about which approaches give the best return.
A user survey has been conducted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to learn more about how its audits are perceived by the industry and the effect they have, and to identify potential improvements. The results are now available.