21 01, 2016

European Offshore Safety Directive

2017-08-03T13:06:30+01:00Articles & Reports, Blog, Compliance, Maritime, Oil & Gas|

Following the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the European Commission (EC) expressed its initial views on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations in its communication ‘Facing the challenge of the safety of offshore oil and gas activities’ (published on 13 October 2010). The EC communication concluded that [...]

5 01, 2014

Norwegian Oil and Gas Regulator Focusing on Safety Barriers

2017-08-03T13:33:20+01:00Blog, Compliance, Oil & Gas|

The oil and gas regulator in Norway, the PSA, has made barrier maintenance a priority for 2014. The PSA states, “Failure or weakening of barriers is a frequent cause of undesirable incidents in the petroleum sector.” The regulator finds that operators’ variability in the implementation of regulatory requirements is linked to differing levels of maturity [...]