A number of major accidents involving loss of human life have occurred globally as a result of structural failure. A brief description of some challenges facing the industry is provided here.
We have carried out an audit of Statoil Petroleum (Statoil), Songa Offshore (Songa) and relevant drilling and well service contractors as concerns their planning and execution of drilling and well activities on the Troll field using Songa Endurance.
We have carried out an audit of integrity and barrier management of flexible risers and associated safety equipment at Visund.
OMV Norge AS (OMV) is the operator for production licence 644 in the Norwegian Sea. We have given the company consent to drill exploration well 6506/11-10 in a prospect named Hades & Iris.
On 25 and 26 October 2017, we carried out an audit of Statoil concerning final documentation of the engineering and fabrication of load-bearing structures and maritime systems for Aasta Hansteen.
On 20 October 2017, we carried out an audit of subsea solutions in the Johan Castberg project.
On 17 October 2017, we carried out an audit of flexible pipelines at Statoil.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has issued an order to Eni Norge (Eni) following an audit of electrical safety and the person in charge of electrical facilities on the Goliat FPSO.
Aker BP is the operator for production licence 340 in the North Sea. We have given the company consent to drill exploration well 24/9-12 S.
Before production resumes on the Goliat field, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) intends to conduct a verification on board the facility to check how Eni has dealt with the regulatory breaches related to electrical safety and control of ignition sources.
From 4 to 7 September 2017, we carried out an audit of the management by COSL Drilling Europe (COSL) of emergency preparedness, the working environment and employee participation of the COSLPromoter facility.