The PSA has prepared a document about barrier management to provide information on how we define the requirements in the regulations and guideline texts in relation to the contents of relevant standards.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor Energy (Equinor) and the fabrication of the subsea Christmas tree for the Snorre expansion project.
We have carried out an audit of Equinor Energy (Equinor) focused on materials handling, work at height and management of the working environment on the Martin Linge A facility.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has completed its investigation of the incident on mobile drilling facility Maersk Invincible on 11 November 2018, when two 38-metre tubular stands fell across the drill floor.
On Tuesday, 12 February 2019, we carried out an audit of Wintershall and its portfolio of pipes, risers, control cables and subsea facilities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
From 11 to 13 November 2018, we carried out an audit of Njord A within the domains of materials handling, lifting equipment and the working environment.
Equinor has received consent to extend the life of the Gullfaks C facility and associated pipelines.
We have carried out an audit of Ocean Rig and the company’s management of the working environment and emergency preparedness on the Leiv Eiriksson mobile drilling facility. Extensive breaches of the regulations were identified, and we have now issued Ocean Rig with a notification of order.
On 24 January 2019, we carried out an audit of Equinor and its management of safety systems and the electrical facilities on the Johan Sverdrup living quarters platform (LQ).
Bolt incidents constitute a risk in the petroleum industry. The PSA has had a study undertaken on the use of and incidents involving bolts, along with recommendations for any development requirements.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has issued an order to Equinor Energy (Equinor) following an audit of material handling and management of the working environment on Martin Linge A. This showed that nonconformities identified earlier by the PSA have not been corrected.