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.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has issued an order to Eni Norge AS as operator to minimise the ignition threat posed by possible faulty Ex motors on the Goliat field in the Barents Sea.
The PSA has issued a otice of order following the audit of electrical safety and the person in charge of the electrical facilities with regard to Ex integrity for Ex motors. The conditions identified in the notice must be corrected before production from Goliat FPSO can resume.
Progress in a number of areas – concerns with three in particular. That is the overall picture painted by Trends in risk level in the petroleum activity for acute discharges (RNNP AD) for 2016 and 2001-16.
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After years of cutbacks and cost savings, Frode Alfheim can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. But the union activist believes the downturn has hit the industry’s reputation.
The oil industry is streets ahead of the rest of society in safety thinking, says environmentalist Øystein Dahle. “So it’s incomprehensible that it doesn’t take the risk of helping to destroy the planet more seriously.”
The key to the oil industry’s reputation is delivering good, concrete results, says Kristin Færøvik at the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association. “That covers both financial performance and HSE.”
The oil industry has a good standing and political power in Norway on its side, observes reputational expert Øyvind Ihlen. “But it’s nevertheless dissatisfied.”
"The heart of a good reputation is an honest, responsible and open industry which operates safely", says PSA director general Anne Myhrvold. “It’s created by behaviour, not rhetoric.”