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 14 to 23 August 2017, we conducted an audit of Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) within emergency preparedness and technical safety at Oseberg Sør (OSS).
Bayerngas Norge AS (Bayerngas) is the operator for production licence 682 in the North Sea. We have given the company consent to drill exploration well 35/9-13 in a prospect called Tethys.
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.
In the first half of 2017, we carried out an audit of five contractors and their involvement in the planning and execution of drilling and well operations.
Aker BP ASA has received consent to use Songa Enabler for well intervention on wells 6507/5-A-3, 6507/5-B-6 and 6507/5-B-8 on the Skarv field.
Circular letter to the industry: We have been informed that COSMO fire doors of class A-0, A-60 and B-15 may have deficient insulation.
Wintershall has received consent to drill an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.
We have carried out an audit of Statoil's planning and execution of drilling and well operations on the Visund A facility.