ICRARD contact in Norway:
Director for professional competence,
Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA)
Link to the PSA's homepage
About the PSA:
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway was established 1 January 2004 as an independent regulatory body under the The Ministry of Labour.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway shall stipulate premises and follow up to ensure that the players in the petroleum activities maintain high standards of health, environment, safety and emergency preparedness, and thereby also contribute to creating the greatest possible values for society.
The PSA have the regulatory responsibility for safety, emergency preparedness and the working environment in the petroleum activities. This responsibility was transferred from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) 1 January 2004.
With the establishment of the PSA, regulations relating to health, safety and environment (HSE) in the petroleum activities continus with the PSA as the responsible authority.
In addition, the PSA's sphere of responsibility is expanded to include supervision of safety, emergency preparedness and the working environment at the petroleum facilities and connected pipeline systems on integrated petroleum facilities onshore.
The authority is situated in Stavanger.