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.
From 2 to 23 November 2017, we carried out an audit of Statoil's plans for and execution of permanent plugging and abandonment (PP&A) of wells/well trajectories at Kvitebjørn.
We have carried out an audit of Norsk Yrkesdykkerskole (NYD), the Norwegian School of Commercial Diving, and their training of professional divers.
We have carried out an audit of ConocoPhillips and their management of technical barriers on the Eldfisk B facility.
We have carried out an audit of A/S Norske Shell (Shell) focused on the company's follow-up of organisational changes.
We have carried out an audit of maintenance, materials handling and lifting equipment in the construction and completion phase for the processing and riser facilities for the Johan Sverdrup field.
From 8 to 16 November 2017 we carried out an audit of Statoil's efforts to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements for barrier management and robust operations on the processing platform (P1) and the riser platform (RP) at Johan Sverdrup.
The PSA has recently prepared two new research reports on the reliability of optical gas detectors under "extreme conditions" and the control of non-electrical ignition sources.
Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a challenge for many facilities and onshore installations. A new report provides an overview of different insulation solutions used in the Norwegian petroleum industry since 1970 and of safety challenges associated with CUI.
We have carried out an audit of Statoil's operation of subsea facilities and leak detection systems on the Norne field.
We have carried out an audit of Engie E&P Norge (Engie) focused on the company's efforts to secure the Gjøa facility against waves on deck.