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.
The Norwegian Storting (parliament) wants Norway’s petroleum industry to be the world leader for HSE. In place for many years, this ambition has been important in work to develop the industry.
All human activity involves risk. Risk management is about assessing, prioritising and allocating resources to the areas where the best safety gains can be achieved.
Cooperation between employers, unions and government has long traditions in Norwegian working life, where these parties join forces in a constructive collaboration on improvements – including for safety and the working environment.
Amendments are being made to Norway’s HSE regulations for its petroleum sector all the time. The industry constantly comes up with new ways of pursuing its operations, which means the government must keep up and ensure that the regulations are adapted to the innovative solutions.
In the early years of Norway’s petroleum industry, the regulatory regime was based on specific requirements, checks, inspections and detailed orders.
From 6 to 8 December 2017, we carried out a major accident audit and audit of preparations for operation and establishment of the emergency preparedness organisation at Nyhamna following the start-up of a new facility (NYX).
On 28 November 2017 we carried out an audit of the main load-bearing structures at Kvitebjørn.
Statoil Petroleum AS is the operator of production licence 167. We have given the company consent to drill exploration well 16/1-29 S.
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.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway invites you to a conference on safety in the Arctic on 21 and 22 March in Stavanger.