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Watchdog: Cost Cuts Appear To Harm Norway Oil Industry Safety
Monday, February 20, 2017 Cost cuts by Norway's oil and gas industry appear to have contributed to a rise in accidents in recent years, the head of the country's PSA says.

Norway To Investigate Oil Industry Safety After Accidents Rise
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Norway will appoint a public commission to look into the safety of the country's offshore oil and gas industry following a recent string of accidents, the government says.

PSA Asks Statoil Whether Recent Incidents Related To Cost Cutting
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Norway's PSA says it asked Statoil to investigate whether a number of recent incidents at the oil producer's facilities might be related and linked to cost cuts.

Offshore Norway Rigs Could Require Safety Modifications
Monday, September 12, 2016 Floating oil and gas rigs offshore Norway could require safety modifications following a fatal incident on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in December last year, according to DNV GL.

Norway Asks ENI To Prevent Future Disruptions At Arctic Field
Monday, August 29, 2016 Norwegian PSA asks ENI to present plans on how to avoid power disruptions at its Goliat oil platform in the Barents Sea.

Det Norske Receives Consent to Drill North Sea Well
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Det norske has received consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for exploration drilling in production license 442 in the North Sea.

Total Receives PSA Consent to Drill North Sea Well
Thursday, January 14, 2016 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Total E&P consent to drill exploration well 1/5-5 using the Maersk Gallant rig.

PSA Investigation Yields New Safety Knowledge
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Investigation into November 2012's listing incident of the Floatel Superior rig yields new knowledge about securing anchors and rig transport.

Petroleum Safety Authority Appoints New Director General
Monday, March 11, 2013 Anne Naess Myhrvold joins Norway's PSA as director general after decade working as head of HSE at BP Norge.

Statoil Issued with Safety Order over Heimdal Leak
Monday, February 04, 2013 Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Statoil a month to carry out measures in response to last year's Heimdal field gas leak.

PSA Grants Dong Approval to Explore PL 289
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 Dong E&P Norge AS receives consent to conduct exploration drilling in block 3/7.

PSA Issues Notice of Order for Scarabeo Incident
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 PSA issues a notice of order to Saipem to review the company's operations after PSA finds serious breaches of regulations in Eni's operations following the stability incident with the Scarabeo 8.

Oselvar Production Resumes after Ula Leak Incident
Monday, November 26, 2012 Noreco says production has resumed at the Dong-operated Oselvar field in the North Sea after the Ula leak in September.

Emergency Causes Shut Down of Hammerfest LNG Plant
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority confirms it is monitoring the situation at the Hammerfest LNG plant after Statoil notified it of emergency shutdown.

Workers Evacuating Rig in Norwegian Sea
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 Workers are being evacuated from Floatel Superior rig after an anchor punctured a ballast tank.

Norway Police to Investigate BP North Sea Oil Leak
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Police in Norway said it has decided to investigate a Sept. 12 oil and gas leak at the BP-operated Ula field in the North Sea.

Norway Investigates Substantial Leak At BP's Ula Oil Field
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority said it is investigating a substantial oil leak at the BP-operated Ula oil field in the North Sea.

Norway's PSA Investigates Stability Incident on Scarabeo 8 Drilling Rig
Thursday, September 13, 2012 The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway starts an investigation on a stability incident that took place on the Scarabeo 8 drilling rig.

Lundin to Drill Using Transocean Semisub
Thursday, May 31, 2012 Lundin Norway AS has received consent to carry out exploration drilling with the Transocean Arctic mobile facility.

PSA Grants Consent for BP's Polar Pioneer Plans
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 BP receives consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to use the mobile Polar Pioneer drilling facility to drill exploration well 6507/3-9.

Wintershall Granted Drilling Permit in North Sea
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Wintershall has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 33/6-4 with the Borgland Dolphin semisub.

Norway OKs Martin Linge Field with Warning
Sunday, April 01, 2012 The Norwegian govt approved development of the Total-operated Martin Linge field, although the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Agency warned that the co's current well design is "not robust enough".

PSA: Norwegian Employers Working More Safely Ashore
Friday, March 09, 2012 Many believe that safety at Norway's land-based petroleum plants has strengthened after seven years under the PSA's umbrella. But sustaining good HSE results demands constant attention.

BG Norge Gets OK to Use Subsea Facilities at Gaupe Field
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 BG Norge AS has been granted consent to use subsea facilities and pipelines on the Gaupe field.

Shell to Remove Vessel from Draugen Field
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Norske Shell has been granted consent to remove the dedicated standby vessel on the Draugen field.

Dong to Use Subsea Facility, Pipeline at Oselvar Field
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Dong E&P Norge AS has received consent to use a subsea facility and pipeline on the Oselvar field.

PSA Greenlights Statoil's Statfjord B Extension
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Statoil Petroleum AS has received consent to use Statfjord B beyond its design lifetime.

PSA Tackles Abandonment Issues on NCS
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 A new approach by the PSA recently found that the NCS held no less than 193 temporarily abandoned wells ? some in a very poor condition.

BP Slammed By Norway Regulator for Valhall Fire
Thursday, January 05, 2012 BP has been ordered to take immediate steps to address a number of "serious breaches" of regulations in connection with a fire on its Valhall platform last year.

Statoil Primes Barents Sea Bit
Friday, November 18, 2011 Statoil has received consent to carry out exploration drilling in the Barents Sea with the Transocean Barents drilling rig.

Det norske to Spin Bit in Southern North Sea
Friday, August 05, 2011 Det norske has received Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's (PSA) consent to drill the Ulvetanna prospect, with exploration well 3/4-2S.

Statoil to Spin Bit at Visund Sor
Monday, July 25, 2011 Statoil has received consent to use the Ocean Vanguard mobile facility in the northern part of the North Sea.

BP to Use Maersk Reacher at Valhall
Monday, July 25, 2011 BP Norge has received consent to use the Maersk Reacher mobile facility for living quarters purposes and drilling on Valhall Flanke Nord and Sor.

Statoil Gets Green Light to Drill N. Sea Block 15/8
Thursday, July 21, 2011 Statoil has secured consent to conduct exploration drilling in the central part of the North Sea using the COSLPioneer mobile facility.

Statoil Gets Go-Ahead to Drill Aldous Wells
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Statoil has received the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's consent for drilling two exploration wells on the prospects Aldous Major and Aldous North.

Talisman to Use Rowan Jackup at Yme Field
Thursday, June 23, 2011 Talisman has received consent to use the Rowan Stavanger mobile facility as a temporary living quarters facility on the Yme field.

E. On Ruhrgas to Spin Bit in North Sea
Thursday, June 23, 2011 E. ON Ruhrgas has received consent to drill exploration well 31/8-1 in the northern part of the North Sea with the Borgland Dolphin.

Lundin to Spin Bit in North Sea
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Lundin has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 16/2-7 in the North Sea with the Bredford Dolphin mobile facility.

Statoil Gets Green Light to Drill in Norwegian Sea
Monday, April 04, 2011 Statoil has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 6407/3-1S with the Transocean Leader mobile facility.

Maersk Oil to Spin Bit in Norwegian Sea
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Maersk Oil has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 6406/3-9T in the Norwegian Sea using the mobile facility Transocean Winner.

BG Gets PSA Nod for North Sea Exploration
Monday, February 21, 2011 BG Norge has received consent to use the facility West Alpha for drilling of wells 15/12-E1H and 6/3-A1H in the southern part of the North Sea.

ConocoPhillips to Spin Bit in North Sea
Friday, February 18, 2011 ConocoPhillips has received consent to conduct exploration drilling of well 7/11-12 in the North Sea with the mobile facility Maersk Gallant.

Wintershall Granted Consent to Drill in North Sea
Monday, February 14, 2011 Wintershall Norge has been granted consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 35/12-4S & A with the Songa Delta semisub.

ConocoPhillips Primes Bit for Ekofisk Field
Friday, February 11, 2011 ConocoPhillips Skandinavia has received consent to use the mobile facility Maersk Innovator for drilling on the Ekofisk 2/4-B field.

Statoil to Spin Bit in North Sea
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Statoil has been granted consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 30/11-8S in the North Sea using semisub Ocean Vanguard.

Lundin Granted Consent to Drill North Sea License
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Lundin has been granted consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 16/1-15 in the North Sea.

Statoil Gets PSA Nod for Alve Completion
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 Statoil has received consent to carry out drilling and completion on the Alve field and well intervention on the Urd field with the mobile drilling facility West Alpha.

PSA Gives Thumbs Up to Perform Manned Underwater Ops
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 PSA has granted consent to perform manned underwater operations in 2011 for underwater services between ExxonMobil, Gassco and Statoil.

Talisman Gets Green-Light to Drill Sidetrack Wells on Varg A
Monday, December 27, 2010 Talisman has been granted consent to drill three sidetrack wells on Varg A using the mobile drilling facility Maersk Guardian.

Marathon Granted Consent to Drill North Sea Block 25/10
Monday, December 27, 2010 Marathon has been granted consent to carry out exploration drilling for well 25/10-11 using semisub Transocean Winner.