A number of major accidents involving loss of human life have occurred globally as a result of structural failure. A brief description of some challenges facing the industry is provided here.
We have carried out an audit of Lundin Norway (Lundin)’s extended well testing of well 7220/11-5 S. The audit also included Ocean Rig as the holder of the AoC for the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility.
From 25 to 26 April and from 7 to 10 May 2018, we carried out an audit of ConocoPhillips' planning and execution of drilling and well operations at Ekofisk X.
During 2015 and 2016, the Health and Safety Working Group of the North Sea Offshore Authorities Forum, chaired by Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, met to discuss common challenges for the oil and gas industry in their respective countries. The challenges related to maintaining and operating ageing installations in a lower oil price environment was selected as topic for further work and follow-up.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor and its planning and execution of materials handling, crane and lifting operations, scaffolding and work at height at the Mongstad facility in Hordaland. We observed several breaches of the regulations and have now notified the company of an order.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor focused on the helideck and management of emergency preparedness at Gina Krog.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor focused on drilling and emergency preparedness on the Statfjord C facility.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has issued an order to Point Resources AS and Halliburton AS in connection with its investigation into the lifting incident of 19 May 2018 on the Jotun B facility.
From 24 to 27 April 2018, we carried out an audit of how Equinor is monitoring barriers and their operation at Gullfaks A.
We have carried out an audit of Repsol focused on electrical installations, safety instrumented systems and maintenance management on the Gyda facility.
In the period 15 May to 1 June 2018, we carried out an audit of Equinor Development and Production Norway (UPN)'s own follow-up of changes.