The study (phase 2) is based on a previous report on the same topic. The purpose of phase 2 of the survey is to further evaluate the status of area contingency planning on the NCS, based on the results from phase 1. The survey highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the current scheme and forms a basis for learning and further follow-up with the petroleum industry. 

The objective of the survey was to examine how the area contingency planning resources and the capacity of the area emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) are utilised. 

The facilities’ MOB preparedness, emergency preparedness competence on the ERRVs, the handling of personnel in the event of evacuation to the sea and different providers of maritime surveillance were also surveyed.

Based on results from the survey, the area contingency planning on the NCS appears to be working well, but the utilisation of the ERRVs could still be improved. 

The survey identified several factors that affect the development of area contingency planning on the NCS.

The survey’s findings, presented in the report, are grouped thematically into three categories: requirements, coordination and costs.