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.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has issued an order to Esso Norge AS (Esso) following an audit of the company’s follow-up of materials handling and management of the working environment at the Slagentangen refinery.
We have carried out an audit of ConocoPhillips focused on electrical facilities and instrumentation on the Ekofisk 2/4 B and Ekofisk 2/4 K installations.
From 20 to 23 November 2018, we carried out an audit of materials handling, and safe use and maintenance of lifting equipment at Visund.
From 28 to 30 November 2018, we carried out an audit of Point Resources and their assurance of the safety of structures and marine systems at Balder.
We have given Equinor consent for extended operation of the Åsgard A facility to December 2030.
On 3 and 4 December 2018, we carried out an audit of Equinor’s assurance of process safety in the design of Johan Castberg.
Icebergs on a collision course with petroleum facilities represent a serious hazard. ArcIso, on commission from the PSA, has undertaken a study to assess the consequences of potential collisions between floating glacial ice and semi-submersible facilities.
From 12 to 15 November 2018, we carried out an audit of KCAD’s management of emergency preparedness and the working environment at Askepott.
The PSA has completed its investigation of the undesirable incident with a motion-compensated walkway on the Tambar field on 28 July 2018. This has yielded important knowledge and revealed several breaches of the regulations.