§ 4 Choice of development concept
When choosing a development concept, the following shall be considered:
- major accident risk,
- type of operation,
- risk of pollution,
- geographical location,
- location conditions,
- reservoir properties,
- regularity requirements,
- any subsequent removal,
- need to develop new technology.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011
The following should be taken into account when choosing a development concept:
- Important risk contributors, cf. Section 4 and 17 of the Management Regulations,
- Organisation, staffing, maintenance, transport solution, working environment, any manned underwater operations,
- Operational discharges and emissions, cf. Sections 4 and 17 of the Management Regulations and applicable objectives (cf. Storting White Paper 25 (2002-2003) The Government's environmental policy and the state of the environment in Norway) relating to reduction of emissions and discharges,
- Infrastructure, other fields and facilities, distance to land and bases, fishery activities and shipping lanes,
- Route, sea depth, seabed conditions, wave height, wind and other natural conditions,
- Recovery rate, pressure, temperature, oil or gas, corrosiveness and shallow gas,
- Delivery obligations and economy,
- Flexibility and expected changes in operating conditions, as well as future use,
- Removal and reuse.
The need to qualify new technology should also be taken into account, cf. Section 9.