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Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA)

P.O. Box 599
4003 Stavanger

Telephone : +47 51 87 60 50
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Regulator identifies serious breaches of safety regulations on Equinor’s Oseberg A platform 26 June 2019

The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), Norway’s oil and gas safety regulatory body, has ordered Equinor to rectify serious breaches of regulations relating to the alarm systems in the control room on the Oseberg A platform in the northern North Sea. This follows an audit of these systems in March 2019....

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Norway regulator identifies safety regulation breaches on Saipem Scarabeo 8 rig 29 April 2019

Norwegian offshore safety regulator Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), has imposed an enforcement order on Saipem Drilling Norway AS over serious breaches of safety regulations on the semi-submersible drilling rig Scarabeo 8 following an audit between 4 and 7 March, 2019....

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Presentations from Arctic Safety 2018 now available 03 April 2018

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) staged the 2018 Arctic Safety conference in Stavanger on 21-22 March. Representatives from Norwegian and foreign oil companies, government agencies and unions shared their experience of ensuring safe operations in Arctic environments. The PSA has now published presentations covering activities in Alaska, northern Canada and the far north of the Norwegian continental shelf....

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Norwegian regulator shuts down Goliat FPSO over potentially faulty Ex motors 09 October 2017

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has issued an order to Eni Norge AS as operator to minimise the ignition threat posed by possible faulty Ex motors on the Goliat field in the Barents Sea. Until the order has been complied with, all production from the Goliat floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit must remain shut down....

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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...