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 given Spirit Energy consent to drill exploration wells 8/10-7 S and 8/10-8 S in production licence 405 in the North Sea.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has conducted audits of Maersk Drilling Norge (Maersk), Transocean Offshore (Transocean) and Odfjell Drilling (Odfjell) with the focus on arrangements for evacuation to the sea from mobile units which hold an acknowledgement of compliance (AoC).
We have conducted an audit of flexible pipes at Equinor Energy AS (Equinor).
We have issued an order to Equinor Mongstad following an audit of the company’s management of the working environment for the SIP trades.
From 17 to 21 September 2018, we carried out an audit of ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (COPSAS)’s management of logistics, cranes and lifting, scaffolding and access techniques, including the working environment and employee participation.
We have given Equinor Energy AS (Equinor) consent for exploration drilling of well 36/1-3.
Total E & P Norge AS (Total) has received consent to use Skirne and Byggve beyond the originally planned operational life.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) and the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority have jointly audited Point Resources’ routines for handling notifications of censurable conditions (whistleblowing) at work.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor Energy’s (Equinor) follow-up of materials handling, use and maintenance of lifting equipment, scaffolding/access techniques and management of the working environment for the M&M and SIP professions at Kristin.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor focused on the management of operational risk for Hammerfest LNG.