Based on the many incidents of falling objects reported to the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway in 2015, it was decided to undertake an investigation of the follow-up of these by A/S Norske Shell and the contractors.

Our investigation emphasised the companies' own follow-up of the incidents in relation to established governing documents in the project.


No non-conformities with the regulations were identified in connection with our investigation. We did however detect some improvement points. These relate primarily to deficient requirements in the governing documents.

In the main, the impression is that Shell and its contractors have performed good investigations of the individual incidents. Based on the identified findings, appropriate measures have been implemented.