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.
There were no incidents, personal injuries or hazard situations reported in 2017, during saturation diving for petroleum activities. There have been relatively few personal injuries associated with saturation diving as part of these activities in the last 25 years.
An investigation by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) into a naphtha leak from the cracker at the Mongstad refinery near Bergen on 24 October 2017 has identified several breaches of the regulations.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has given North Atlantic Drilling (NAD) notice of an order following an audit of West Phoenix.
From 27 to 30 November 2017 we carried out an audit of Statoil and the Johan Sverdrup project.
From 5 to 7 February 2018, we carried out an audit, in collaboration with the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, of environmental data collection at Gullfaks C.
We have carried out an audit of Repsol Norge AS (Repsol) concerning late life safety and removal plans for Gyda.
We have carried out an audit of Statoil's management of drilling, emergency preparedness and the working environment at the Gullfaks C facility.
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.