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 audits of Maersk Drilling Norge (Maersk), Transocean Offshore (Transocean) and Odfjell Drilling (Odfjell) with the focus on arrangements for evacuation to the sea from mobile units which hold an acknowledgement of compliance (AoC).
Does Norway have a purposeful oil industry which makes proper use of its knowledge? Do the companies take a planned approach to reducing risk, give priority to safety and ensure continuous improvement? That is their definite duty.
We have conducted an audit of flexible pipes at Equinor Energy AS (Equinor).
We have issued an order to Equinor Mongstad following an audit of the company’s management of the working environment for the SIP trades.
From 17 to 21 September 2018, we carried out an audit of ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (COPSAS)’s management of logistics, cranes and lifting, scaffolding and access techniques, including the working environment and employee participation.
Total E & P Norge AS (Total) has received consent to use Skirne and Byggve beyond the originally planned operational life.
We have given Equinor Energy AS (Equinor) consent for exploration drilling of well 36/1-3.
The PSA is currently conducting a study to examine challenges and improvement measures involved in field developments on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
What is the status of the oil industry today? How have we overcome the crisis, what has it cost, and where does the sector stand now? What about its reputation and – above all – safety work?