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.
In April 2018, we held a series of meetings with selected participants to follow up framework conditions, especially within maintenance, modification and SIP (scaffolding, insulation and painting) work. The companies we followed up on were Point Resources and their suppliers Aker Solutions and Norisol.
On 3 and 4 September 2018 we carried out the first part of a two-part audit of structural safety on Deepsea Atlantic.
In April/May 2018, we held a series of meetings with the contractors Weatherford, Schlumberger, Enhanced Drilling and Halliburton, which supply managed pressure drilling services on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has completed its investigation of an incident involving a dropped object on the Jotun B facility on 19 May 2018. A number of breaches of the regulations have been identified.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor Energy’s (Equinor) management of barriers within technical safety, process safety and electrical facilities on the Gudrun field.
A memorandum on integrated and unified risk management in the petroleum industry aims to help companies in this sector to continue developing their own activities in this area.
From 13 to 17 August 2018, we carried out an audit of drilling and emergency preparedness on the Snorre B facility.
We have carried out an audit of MOL Norge and site-specific analyses of load-bearing structures in respect of the company’s first drilling operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has launched an investigation of Aker BP’s planning for introducing and using a motion-compensated walkway on Tambar after an incident involving the Island Diligence vessel on 28 July 2018.
From 8 to 18 June 2018, we carried out an audit of Eni Norge AS (ENI) and Transocean’s planning and execution of drilling/well operations and emergency preparedness using Songa Enabler on the Goliat field.