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.
Statoil has received consent to use Island Wellserver and Island Frontier for well intervention activities at Sigyn and Johan Sverdrup
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has issued an order to Engie E og P Norge AS (Engie) following its investigation into the condensate leak on Gjøa.
We have given Spirit Energy consent to drill an exploration well in block 35/9 in the North Sea.
On 7 and 8 November 2017 we carried out an audit of Aker BP and the main load-bearing structures at Ula Q, Ula P and Ula D.
We have given Aker BP consent to use the Maersk Interceptor jack-up drilling facility in the North Sea.
From 5 to 7 December 2017 we carried out an audit of Aker BP and the company's management of the risk of serious health impacts and its facilitation of genuine employee participation.
On 23 October 2017 we carried out an audit of Statoil's planning of Johan Castberg FPSO. The audit covered primarily the design of the facility with a view to cold-climate operations and was restricted to materials handling, the working environment and technical safety.
Oil and gas operations in Norway are subject to a number of legal enactments, with the Petroleum Act providing the framework for the overall safety requirements.
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.
All companies wanting to pursue petroleum operations on the NCS must qualify as a licensee or an operator. They must demonstrate the ability to help boost offshore value creation and the HSE expertise required to strengthen safety..