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Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA)

P.O. Box 599
4003 Stavanger

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PSA finds “serious” regulatory violations at BP facilities in Norwegian sector of North Sea 09 June 2016

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has issued orders to BP covering its ageing facilities on the Ula and Valhall fields in the North Sea. According to the order, BP must systematically review and map all areas and systems in respect of materials handling, and assess fulfilment of the requirements relating to prudent materials handling for both fields....

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Norwegian offshore risk report shows positive trend through 2014 but warns of “worrying start to 2015” 01 October 2015

Figures from the latest report from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority show sound improvements in several areas through 2014, with PSA Director-General Anne Myhrvold concluding: "2014 was a good year, with no major accidents or fatalities”. However 2015 has started negatively with many serious incidents recorded, the report says....

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Statoil says North Sea platform leak in February 2015 had “major incident potential.” 01 June 2015

After a three-month internal investigation, Norwegian oil and gas group Statoil said that a condensate leak on the Gudrun platform in the North Sea on 18 February 2015 had been classified to be of the highest degree of seriousness....

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PSA orders Statoil to review systems following North Sea hydrocarbon leak 28 August 2014

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has issued an order to Statoil following the investigation into the leak at Statfjord C platform in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, which identified serious breaches of regulations....

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Safety watchdog says Norway LNG leak could have resulted in serious explosion 16 May 2014

A leak at Statoil's liquefied natural gas plant at Melkøya in the Norwegian Arctic in January 2014 could have caused an explosion, killing workers and seriously damaging the facility, the Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway (PSA) said on May 14. "Had the hydrocarbon leak ignited, an explosion would have resulted that could have caused two fatalities," the safety watchdog said. ...

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News Extra: Norwegian 2012 oil & gas sector risk trends 03 February 2014

Figures from the 2012 report on risk trends in the Norwegian oil & gas sector (RNNP) show good progress in many areas, but also give grounds for concern, according to the country’s Petroleum Safety Authority.  Finn Carlsen, acting director general of the PSA, said there were difficult problems that needed to be tackled by the industry. Major accidents were a matter of particular concern, he said. This applies particularly to mobile facilities and production installations...

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Leak at BP platform in Norwegian North Sea could have caused major accident - PSA 29 April 2013

The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), Norway's oil safety watchdog, said BP must review the way it handles risk and maintenance at its offshore oil platforms in Norwegian waters following a leak at a North Sea platform last year that the PSA said could have caused a major accident. The platform was evacuated, but no one was injured in the incident....

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Development in the risk of acute spills on the Norwegian shelf: 2001-2011 05 March 2013

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) monitors the risk development in petroleum activities in several different ways. An important tool in this connection is the mapping work within 'Risk level in Norwegian petroleum activities' - RNNP....

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PSA orders Statoil to identify causes of Heimdal gas leak 06 February 2013

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given Statoil until March 1 to identify the causes of last May's hydrocarbon leak at its Heimdal field in the North Sea, and come up with a plan to ensure it does not happen again....

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PSA Norway says more well control incidents should be investigated 11 September 2012

A new well control incident study released by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) reveals significant gaps between causes in investigation reports and the viewpoints cited by professionals in interviews. The report concludes that the oil and gas industry should investigate more well control incidents and implement more technical measures....

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