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.
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.
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.
From 14 to 16 May 2018, we carried out an audit of the follow-up of alarm load and human factors in the control room at Hammerfest LNG.
We have given Equinor Energy AS (Equinor) consent to use the Deepsea Atlantic mobile drilling facility on the Utgard field in production licences 046E and 046F.
From 19 to 21 June 2018, we carried out an audit of Equinor Energy AS (Equinor) and its follow-up of the working environment on the Martin Linge FSO.
On 5 and 6 June 2018, we carried out an audit of the planning and engineering of infield pipelines at the Johan Castberg facility.
From 2 to 9 May 2018, we carried out an audit of the management of barriers and maintenance for the Martin Linge production unit (PU) project in the completion phase at the Rosenberg yard, and the assembly and commissioning phase on the field.
In connection with our investigation of the lifting incident involving a falling object on the Jotun B facility on 19 May 2018, we have identified serious breaches of the regulations. We have therefore issued Point Resources AS and Halliburton AS with a notification of order.