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 held meetings with three drilling and well-service contractors in order to gain knowledge of how these companies are involved in the planning, performance and evaluation of cementing operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
From 19 to 22 March 2018, we carried out an audit of Equinor's (formerly Statoil) follow-up of vibration and cable chafing at Kristin. The audit also comprised general aspects of technical integrity and barrier management.
From 10 to 18 April 2018, we carried out an audit of COSL Drilling Europe (CDE) and the company's follow-up of electrical facilities, technical safety and drilling-related systems on COSLInnovator.
On 22 March 2018, we carried out an audit of Point Resources' planning and execution of permanent plugging of wells at Jotun B.
The PSA has launched an investigation into a lifting incident on the Jotun B facility in the Norwegian North Sea on 19 May 2018.
Repsol Norge AS has received consent to remove the Varg A wellhead facility.
We have conducted an audit of fatigue analyses and verification of the caisson and supports on the Yme field.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has informed manufacturers, importers and suppliers in identical letters about the danger of using flat-braided steel slings.
The PSA has completed its investigation of the fatal accident on 7 December 2017 on Maersk Interceptor, where one person was killed and another seriously injured. Several breaches of the regulations have been identified.
We have carried out an audit of Statoil's safeguarding of structures in operation on the Sleipner field.