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.
The PSA has completed its investigation of an incident involving a serious personal injury on the Goliat field on 25 June 2016. Serious breaches of the regulations have been identified, and the PSA has given operator Eni notice of an order.
The PSA has carried out an audit of how Statoil is following up challenges relating to flexible pipelines.
From April to December 2016, the PSA carried out an audit of Eni Norge's management of the working environment and employee participation at Goliat. The audit identified several breaches of the regulations.
The PSA has given operator company Eni Norge (Eni) notice of an order to reassess current plans, priorities and use of resources to ensure acceptable completion and operation of Goliat.
Statoil, Exxonmobil and Gassco have received consent to establish and participate in area contingency planning for Sleipner Utsira.
The PSA has carried out audits within several disciplines at Snorre B.
Risk management is about evaluating, prioritising and directing the resources to the most gainful areas.
The PSA has carried out an audit of logistics and emergency preparedness at Ivar Aasen.
The PSA has carried out an audit of Gassco in respect of electrical plant and major accident risk at the Kårstø facility.
The PSA has given Statoil consent to drill exploration well 6507/3-12 in the Norwegian Sea.