An operator must obtain consent from the regulator at important milestones. This system ensures that the operator has established good checkpoints for its activities, and that its key decisions are subject to government control.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor focused on drilling and emergency preparedness on the Statfjord C facility.
On 21 August 2018 we carried out an audit of Aker BP and the control room solution for Ivar Aasen.
Eni Norge AS (Eni) is the operator for production licence 229 and has received consent to drill appraisal well 7122/7-7 S in the Barents Sea.
The main picture in the “Trends in risk level in the petroleum activity - Acute spills” (RNNP-AU) report shows progress in the period 2001-2017 in some areas, but there is a continuing need for a focus on accident prevention and barriers to prevent acute spills.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor and Transocean’s use of managed pressure drilling operations involving Songa Equinox in the Troll oil province.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has conducted an audit of Equinor Mongstad directed at the company’s management of the working environment for the insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment (ISS) trades. Several breaches of the regulations were identified, and the PSA has therefore given the company notice of an order.
In May 2018, we held a meeting with the Well Management company Well Expertise about the follow-up of planning and execution of exploration drilling projects on behalf of operators.
In April 2018, we held a series of meetings with selected participants to follow up framework conditions, especially within maintenance, modification and SIP (scaffolding, insulation and painting) work. The companies we followed up on were Point Resources and their suppliers Aker Solutions and Norisol.
On 3 and 4 September 2018 we carried out the first part of a two-part audit of structural safety on Deepsea Atlantic.
We have given Aker BP consent for exploration drilling of well 24/9-13.