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.
On 31 May and 1 June 2018, we carried out an audit of process safety at Johan Sverdrup. The audit concerned the regulatory requirements for process safety and the primary focus was on the processing plant on the P1 facility.
From 11 to 19 April 2018 we carried out an audit of ConocoPhillips Scandinavia AS (COPSAS)'s management of working environment risk and arrangements for employee participation at Ekofisk 2/4 M and Z.
We have given Equinor Energy AS (Equinor) consent to use the Songa Encourage mobile drilling facility on the Tyrihans field in the Norwegian Sea.
We have given Total E&P Norge AS (Total) consent for exploration drilling of well 6406/6-5 S.
From 2 to 4 May 2018, we carried out an audit of Equinor’s management of risk factors in the working environment and arrangements for genuine employee participation at Kårstø.
We have carried out an audit of the companies Norske Shell, Equinor (Statoil), Lundin and Aker Solutions focused on corporate governance and how the companies apply, and engage in work on, recognised norms.
Aker BP has received consent for removal of the facilities on the Jette field.
We have given Equinor Energy (Equinor) consent for exploration drilling of well 7324/3-1 in the Barents Sea.
An investigation has been launched by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) into a liquefied natural gas leak at the Hammerfest LNG plant on 17 June 2018.
From 23 to 27 April 2018, we carried out an audit of integrity and barrier management for flexible risers and systems for pressure safety/emergency shutdown at Snorre A.