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Norway celebrated 40 years as an oil-producing nation in 2011, and could look back on gratifying quantum leaps in safety over these decades. But PSA director general Magne Ognedal notes that some worrying basic issues remain in the Norwegian petroleum sector.
The global oil and gas industry has been responsible for several disasters over the past decade, but few have heard of them. When Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, safety in this business became a worldwide issue.
Over the last two years, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has conducted an audit of how the management in 11 different companies maintains an overview of and works to reduce the risk of major accidents. The findings from this audit activity have now been summarized in a report.