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.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor Energy (Equinor) and the fabrication of the subsea Christmas tree for the Snorre expansion project.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has decided to investigate an incident involved a dropped object on the Åsgard B facility on 13 March 2019.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has completed its investigation of the incident on mobile drilling facility Maersk Invincible on 11 November 2018, when two 38-metre tubular stands fell across the drill floor.
On Tuesday, 12 February 2019, we carried out an audit of Wintershall and its portfolio of pipes, risers, control cables and subsea facilities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
From 11 to 13 November 2018, we carried out an audit of Njord A within the domains of materials handling, lifting equipment and the working environment.
Equinor has received consent to extend the life of the Gullfaks C facility and associated pipelines.
We have given Equinor consent to use parts of the processing facility (P1) on the Johan Sverdrup field during hook-up, completion and preparation for start-up.
We have given Equinor consent to use the living quarters (LQ) facility on the Johan Sverdrup field.
We have carried out an audit of Ocean Rig and the company’s management of the working environment and emergency preparedness on the Leiv Eiriksson mobile drilling facility. Extensive breaches of the regulations were identified, and we have now issued Ocean Rig with a notification of order.
On 24 January 2019, we carried out an audit of Equinor and its management of safety systems and the electrical facilities on the Johan Sverdrup living quarters platform (LQ).