Norway: Offshore safety watchdog investigating first fatal incident since 2009

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has decided to investigate a fatal incident that occurred on the COSL Pioneer drilling rig at the Troll field on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, when one person was killed and two others injured.

As previously reported, a big wave hit the living quarters of the COSL Innovator drilling unit during the afternoon of 30 December, causing the death of one person and injuring two others. The unit, owned by COSL, and working on Statoil-operated Troll field, was disconnected from the well at the time because of bad weather.

The Petroleum Authority Norway mobilized its emergency response center during the day to follow up the incident.

“Representing the first fatal accident in the petroleum industry on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) since 2009, this incident is taken very seriously by the PSA. The goals of its investigation include clarifying the course of events, assessing the actual and potential consequences, and identifying the direct and underlying causes,“ the Petroleum Safety Authority said.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Oct 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Executive Oil Conference & Expo 2019

Executive Oil Conference and Exhibition is a unique opportunity to meet with all of the region’s…

read more >

Oil & Gas Vietnam 2019

Oil & Gas Vietnam (OGAV) 2019 is the only specialized oil & gas event in Vietnam that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream oil and gas companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the heart of Vietnam’s oil and gas industry in Vung Tau, to showcase the latest developments in the oil and gas industry.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply