No activity can be conducted without risk, but this risk can be managed. Our job is help ensure that petroleum operations are pursued in an integrated, managed and acceptable manner.
The 2010 study of trends in risk level in the Norwegian petroleum activity (RNNP) shows a sharp rise in well control incidents and gas leaks back at a high level. Magne Ognedal, director-general of the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), describes this as a matter of concern.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has asked the industry to propose specific measures for reducing the number of hydrocarbon leaks and well control incidents on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Summary of the report ”Acute discharges - Norwegian continental shelf 2001–09" is now available in English.
Both acute crude oil spills from petroleum operations on the Norwegian continental shelf and near misses for such incidents have fallen sharply since 2001, a new study has found.
On 19 May 2010, the PSA carried out an audit directed toward ConocoPhillips' risk management in the noise damage area. We identified one nonconformity related to the exposure of employee groups to hazardous noise and one improvement item related to management of noise reduction measures.
In May of this year, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit of how Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) follows up the risk of noise-related damage on the Statfjord field. We have now issued an order to the company, in line with the earlier notification.
This year’s edition of Trends in risk level in the Norwegian petroleum activity (RNNP) for the first time provides an overview of maintenance status on the facilities on the shelf and at the land facilities. The reported numbers show there are large differences in relation to the degree of labelling and classification of systems and equipment, the backlog in preventive maintenance and outstanding corrective maintenance. This also includes safety-critical systems and equipment.
The "Trends in risk level" aims to measure and improve health, safety and environmental conditions in the petroleum activities offshore and at the petroleum facilities on land. Results from 2009 was presented on 22. April 2010. The 2009 summary report is now available in English.
Personnel in the Norwegian petroleum sector regard the climate for health, safety and the environment (HSE) as more positive than it was two years ago. But a marked increase in the number of gas leaks during 2009 shows that the industry must take new steps.
The risk of becoming injured, ill and excluded from working life is unevenly distributed. Better follow-up of groups exposed to risks may result in lower absence due to illness and prevent exclusion.