The regulations and the supervisory system are designed to help enhance the awareness of the companies that they bear total responsibility for operating acceptably.
The 2010 study of trends in risk level in the Norwegian petroleum activity (RNNP) shows a sharp rise in well control incidents and gas leaks back at a high level. Magne Ognedal, director-general of the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), describes this as a matter of concern.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway receives reports on damage to and incidents in connection with load-bearing structures and pipeline systems. See updated overviews - April 2011.
In 2010, two personal injuries were reported during saturation diving in connection with petroleum activities, according to the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s report from the diving database system DSYS.
“A theoretical understanding is not enough. The lessons learned after Deepwater Horizon and other incidents must result in concrete measures,” said Finn Carlsen, Director for Supervisory Activity, during the seminar “When accidents threaten the environment” in Stavanger on 17 February.
The PSA calls for action and challenges the industry to launch effective measures to reduce noise problems in the petroleum activities.
Summary of the report ”Acute discharges - Norwegian continental shelf 2001–09" is now available in English.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) is holding a seminar in English on management and major accident risk at its Stavanger offices on 26 January 2011.
Australian authorities have released the report of the Montara commission, containing recommendations following the 21 August 2009 blowout on the Montara field, off Australia's western coast, when the Seadrill facility "West Atlas" burned. The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) will review the report carefully to learn and identify any connections with the petroleum activities in Norway.
Both acute crude oil spills from petroleum operations on the Norwegian continental shelf and near misses for such incidents have fallen sharply since 2001, a new study has found.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s (PSA’s) seminar on learning from and following-up incidents with maintenance contractors presented the results of a PSA-SINTEF project on learning and follow-up of undesirable incidents on the part of the contractors, and how they learn from and follow-up incidents, especially with regard to preventing major accidents.