The regulations and the supervisory system are designed to help enhance the awareness of the companies that they bear total responsibility for operating acceptably.
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.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) is inviting to a seminar on learning from and follow-up of incidents at maintenance contractors in the petroleum activities, about processes and mechanisms used to promote learning and prevention.
Safety authorities around the world have chosen ageing facilities, carbon capture, transport and storage (CCS) and deep water drilling as the most important areas for R&D cooperation over the next couple years. This was decided at the annual meeting of the regulatory authority forum International Committee on Regulatory Research and Development (ICRARD).
A study of safety systems on the Norwegian continental shelf has found that official requirements for their independence and robustness are not being adequately fulfilled.
In keeping with tradition, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) organised a seminar addressing structural issues during this year’s ONS. The main presentation, held by Professor Torgeir Moan, was a review of lessons learned from the Alexander L. Kielland accident, thirty years later.
Establishing and maintaining a good level of safety in the petroleum industry calls for continuous commitment and follow-up by management, Magne Ognedal, director-general of the PSA, said in Stavanger on 31 August.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), in cooperation with the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF) and the University of Stavanger (UiS), is extending invitations to a seminar on management and major accident risk. Because of the big demand for places, the seminar has been moved to Stavanger Forum. This will provide room for an additional 100 participants.
The purpose of this report is to examine conditions relevant to evacuation and rescue of personnel from facilities operating in the Barents Sea.