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.
In a circular to the industry, the PSA emphasises that mobile facilities with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) must fulfil the AoC obligations even during periods when they are not on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
We have carried out an audit of Aker BP focused on the working environment and operational conditions in the drilling areas of the DP, IP and WP facilities on the Valhall field.
In September and October 2017, we carried out an audit of 4 main suppliers of subsea facilities.
We have carried out an audit of Wintershall, Odfjell (drilling contractor) and relevant drilling and well service contractors' planning and execution of drilling and well activities on the Maria field using the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig.
From 14 to 29 September 2017, we carried out an audit of how Statoil is following up barriers and operations on the Snorre A facility.
Between June and October 2017, we conducted audits of arrangements for evacuation from facilities at Point Resources, Aker BP and ConocoPhillips.
On 23 and 24 August 2017, we carried out an audit of organisational changes in the group and health, safety and environment (HSE) risk at Engie E&P Norge AS (Engie).
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.
We have given Gassco AS consent to use Vestprosess in connection with the company taking over the operatorship from Statoil.
On 7 November 2017, we carried out an audit of Statoil and its planned adoption of insulation requirements for avoiding corrosion under insulation (CUI) in Johan Sverdrup phase 2.