DNV to Assist Statoil with Offshore Emergency Situations

DNV Consulting has secured a major contract with Statoil, assisting the Norwegian oil company in successfully managing emergency situations on four offshore installations in mid-Norway.

The contract entails work on all four of Statoil’s offshore installations on the Halten Nordland field; Heidrun, Åsgard A, Åsgard B and Norne. The scope of work includes quantitative risk analyses (QRA) and emergency preparedness analysis (EPA) and planning.

Jens Eirik Ramstad, principal consultant in DNV Consulting, is in charge of the project. "This project is a great opportunity for us, especially as it allows our consultants to work in close co-operation with the operative crew on the installations. The hands-on approach in assessing safety will give the crew every opportunity to be heard and provide us with important feedback."

Statoil confirms that it was the local representation and the DNV Safety Information Database (SID2000) that sealed their choice. The contract may also lead to work on the Kristin oil field, which is now being constructed.

Says Jens Eirik Ramstad, "We were established in Trondheim to cater to this market, and getting this contract is a milestone."