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 conducted an audit of Esso Norge AS (Esso) and its follow-up related to material handling, including crane and lifting, insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment (ISS)/rope access, and management of the working environment at Slagentangen.
We have given Lundin consent for exploration drilling and testing of wells 16/1-31 S and 16/1-31 A.
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.
Gassco has received consent to extend the life of the Vesterled pipeline system.
From 15 to 22 November 2018, we carried out an audit of Equinor and its follow-up of corrosion under insulation (CUI) on the Sleipner field.
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.