Report from the PSA Norway: Assessments and recommendations after Deepwater Horizon
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has made a report on preliminary conclusions and recommended actions to be taken by the Norwegian industry following the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. Among other issues, conducting more safety-related R&D was emphasized as a key to achieve improved safety.
These assessments and recommendations build on the investigation reports published so far, as well as on a number of assessments by various professional bodies and various national and international processes.
The PSA will continue to keep a close eye on the many processes and activities launched after the accident in April 2010, and which are still under way.
This means that final conclusions and recommendations for action (amendments to the Norwegian regulations and so forth) have yet to be produced by the PSA.
On the PSA’s follow-up
A project team was established by the PSA on 7 May 2010 following the disaster with the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
The overall goal of this work has been systematise and assess experience from and investigation of the major accident so that they can contribute to learning and improvement on the NCS.
Contact person in the PSA:
Øyvind Tuntland, director for professional competence