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Knowing a lot about a bit

Broad expertise and long experience are important tools for the PSA’s specialists in drilling and well technology when they have to supervise a whole industry.


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Drilling and well services occupy a key place throughout the life cycle of a field. This is a very wide-ranging area, with many different disciplines, and the PSA must match that spread.

Able specialists with long and varied experience are needed to check that the industry operates prudently. And Monica Ovesen, discipline manager for drilling and well technology, has no hesitation in saying that these people are in place.

“Our 18 specialists have spent a total of 527 years in the oil industry, which averages out as an amazing 29.3 years each,” she says. “They’ve all worked offshore, and many have long experience from operations.

Read the whole article in our magazine Safety - status and signals 2014-2015