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 a major accident audit of Gassco at Kollsnes.
We have conducted a major accident audit at Sture.
We have given Wellesley Petroleum (Wellesley) consent to drill exploration well 25/1-13 in the North Sea.
We have given ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (ConocoPhillips) consent to use the West Elara mobile drilling facility for production drilling on the Eldfisk field.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor focused on the company’s follow-up of the technical condition of structures following the life extension for the Statfjord A facility.
A new study commissioned by the PSA provides state-of-the-art knowledge about experiences of incidents and failure modes linked to bonded flexible pipes and hoses.
In April and May 2018, we held a series of meetings with selected participants in order to gather knowledge about the maintenance of barriers for subsea facilities involved in the Norwegian petroleum activities. The companies which we followed up were Aker BP, Equinor, Shell, Subsea 7, Technip FMC, Oceaneering and Deep Ocean.
We have carried out an audit of technical safety and emergency preparedness, with assistance from the Civil Aviation Authority Norway, on Åsgard A. The audit was conducted in the period from 29 October to 8 November 2018.
On 22 and 23 November 2018, we carried out a major accident audit of Gassco at Nyhamna. The subject of the audit was emergency preparedness, follow-up of last year’s major accident audit and implementation of new requirements in the Major Accident Regulations.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor and technical safety on Troll C. The audit was conducted between 15 and 19 October 2018.