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.
Bolt incidents constitute a risk in the petroleum industry. The PSA has had a study undertaken on the use of and incidents involving bolts, along with recommendations for any development requirements.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has completed its investigation of the fire in the mud laboratory on West Phoenix of 5 November 2018. Several breaches of the regulations have been identified.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has issued an order to Equinor Energy (Equinor) following an audit of material handling and management of the working environment on Martin Linge A. This showed that nonconformities identified earlier by the PSA have not been corrected.
We have carried out an audit of Wellesley Petroleum (Wellesley) in connection with the specification of the site-specific meteorological and oceanographic data for exploration drilling.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor Energy AS (Equinor) and its management of the operation and maintenance of, and barriers for, the subsea facilities on the Norne field.
We have given Aker BP consent to use the Deepsea Stavanger mobile drilling facility for production drilling on the Volund field in the North Sea.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor Energy (Equinor) and the company’s management of materials handling and emergency preparedness on the Gudrun field.
In weeks 43 and 45 of 2018 we carried out an audit of ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (CoPSAS)’s management of maintenance of the facilities at Eldfisk.
We have carried out an audit of how Aker BP, the drilling contractor Archer Norge and the sub-contractors undertake the planning and execution of drilling and well operations for the Valhall IP water injection facility.
We have carried out an audit of Point Resources (now Vår Energi) focused on the company’s operation of electrical and associated facilities at Ringhorne.