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 given Spirit Energy (formerly Centrica E&P Norge) consent to use the Island Innovator mobile drilling facility.
Lundin Norway AS is the operator for production licence 359 in the North Sea. We have given the company consent to drill exploration well 16/4-11.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has completed its investigation of a condensate leak on the Gjøa field on 21 June 2017. This identified breaches of the regulations, and notice of an order has been given to operator Engie E & P Norge AS (Engie).
We have given Eni Norge consent to use the Songa Enabler mobile drilling facility on the Goliat field.
The PSA’s investigation of the fatal accident of 7 December 2017 on Maersk Interceptor has identified serious shortcomings in systems and processes for materials handling. Maersk Drilling Norge has accordingly been given notice of an order.
Statoil, Gassco and Point Resources have received consent for manned underwater operations in 2018.
On 22 and 23 November 2017, we carried out a major accident audit of the Kårstø facility.
We have carried out an audit of Statoil as a holder of production licences on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
We have carried out an audit of Statoil and the semi-submersible facilities at Kristin, Åsgard B, Troll B, Troll C, Visund and Snorre B, as well as the Heidrun and Snorre A tension leg platforms, in respect of waves on deck.
We have carried out an audit of the responsible person for the electrical facilities at Aker BP and electrical facilities on the Skarv FPSO.