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.
Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a challenge for many facilities and onshore installations. A new report provides an overview of different insulation solutions used in the Norwegian petroleum industry since 1970 and of safety challenges associated with CUI.
We have carried out an audit of Statoil's operation of subsea facilities and leak detection systems on the Norne field.
We have carried out an audit of Engie E&P Norge (Engie) focused on the company's efforts to secure the Gjøa facility against waves on deck.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has issued an order to Engie E og P Norge AS (Engie) following its investigation into the condensate leak on Gjøa.
On 7 and 8 November 2017 we carried out an audit of Aker BP and the main load-bearing structures at Ula Q, Ula P and Ula D.
We have given Aker BP consent to use the Maersk Interceptor jack-up drilling facility in the North Sea.
From 5 to 7 December 2017 we carried out an audit of Aker BP and the company's management of the risk of serious health impacts and its facilitation of genuine employee participation.
On 5 December 2017 we carried out an audit of the Snorre Expansion Project.
From 29 November to 8 December 2017 we carried out an audit of Ocean Rig AS and the company's activities using Leiv Eiriksson for the operator Lundin in the Barents Sea.
From 6 to 8 December 2017, we carried out a major accident audit and audit of preparations for operation and establishment of the emergency preparedness organisation at Nyhamna following the start-up of a new facility (NYX).