On 4 September 2012, the Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible drilling facility experienced unintentional heeling in connection with exploration drilling for Eni Norge on well 7220/10 in the Barents Sea.
The PSA investigated the incident during the period 1-4 October and 17 October 2012.
Based on the findings from this investigation, the PSA issued Saipem a notification of order: Notification of order for Saipem following investigation of an incident on Scarabeo 8
In accordance with the notification, the following order has now been issued to Saipem:
Pursuant to Section 6 of the Management Regulations relating to management of health, safety and the environment, Section 14 of the Management Regulations relating to manning and competence, and Section 24 of the Activities Regulations relating to procedures, cf. Section 69 of the Framework Regulations relating to administrative decisions, Saipem SpA Norwegian Branch is ordered to
The deadline to comply with the order is 1 April 2013.
Order and notification of order
An order is a administrative decision made pursuant to the regulations.
Before the PSA makes an order, it usually issues a notification of order to the companies concerned.
A notification of order is neither a measure nor a warning of sanctions, but part of the PSA’s administrative process as specified in its established procedural rules.
The notification is merely a first step before an administrative decision is made.
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