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.
There were no personal-injury incidents reported in 2016, but one near-miss during saturation diving in connection with petroleum activities. There have been relatively few personal injuries associated with saturation diving as part of these activities in the last 25 years.
Aker BP, ExxonMobil, Gassco and Statoil have received consent for manned underwater operations in 2017.
The PSA has had a study performed of electrical installations without dedicated emergency power systems on three selected facilities.
The PSA has carried out an operational audit of electrical installations at Shell's plant at Nyhamna.
The PSA has carried out an audit of the design engineering of the drilling platform for the Johan Sverdrup field.
The PSA has carried out an audit of Statoil and its follow-up of the Haven mobile facility for use on the Johan Sverdrup field.
The PSA has conducted an investigation of the serious well control incident in well G-4 on the Troll field with Songa Endurance on 15 October 2016. Several breaches of the regulations have been identified, and operator company Statoil has now been issued with an order.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has completed its investigation of an incident at the Sture terminal on 12 October 2016, in which five people were exposed to hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas. The investigation identified serious breaches of the regulations. The PSA has given Statoil notice of an order.
The PSA has carried out an audit of Statoil's management of operations and barriers at Gullfaks B.
Lundin has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 16/1-27 on the Edvard Grieg field.