Five sets of regulations have been adopted for health, safety and the environment (HSE) in Norway’s offshore petroleum sector and at selected petroleum plants on land.
Good cooperation between employee and employer helps to secure a high level of HSE in Norway’s petroleum sector. Strengthening such “inter-party” collaboration was therefore a key priority for reversing the trend.
To put safety trends back on the right track, the PSA adopted reversing the trend as its main issue for 2017.
A detailed presentation of the background to our 2018 main issue is provided in this issue. It is followed by a preliminary summation of reversing the trend, our main issue last year.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has given North Atlantic Drilling (NAD) notice of an order following an audit of West Phoenix.
AkerBP has received consent to use Deepsea Stavanger on the Skarv field.
Statoil has received consent to use the Songa Equinox mobile drilling facility on the Troll field.
Statoil has received consent to use the Songa Endurance mobile drilling facility on the Troll field.
The Norwegian model for managing safety in the petroleum sector may seem complicated. We have sought to produce an educational guide to the safety regime.
From 27 to 30 November 2017 we carried out an audit of Statoil and the Johan Sverdrup project.
From 8 to 12 January 2018, we carried out an audit of integrity and barrier management for flexible risers, pressure protection/emergency shutdown system and maritime systems at Åsgard A.