PSA Norway investigates incident on West Venture rig

The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has decided to instigate an investigation of a dropped object incident on the West Venture semi-submersible drilling rig.

The incident occurred on West Venture’s drilling deck at 23:25 on Monday, March 23, 2015. A 90 kilo coupling sleeve fell six metres from a rotary table onto the top of a blowout preventer (BOP). Two people were on the top of the BOP when the incident occurred. According to the PSA, no personal injuries resulting from the incident have been reported.

The West Venture rig is operated by North Atlantic Drilling (NAD) and is currently working for Statoil on the Troll field, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

The PSA has decided to instigate an investigation of the incident. The objects of the investigation include clarifying the chain of events and identifying proximate and underlying causes, the PSA said in the statement.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Mar 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
24 25 26 27 28 29 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 4 5

Navingo Career Event

The Navingo Career Event is Europe’s biggest career event for the maritime…

read more >

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020 Postponed

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration…

read more >

OWI APAC 2020

Over the two-day conference, 30 expert speakers will share exclusive insight to help drive well work efficiencies through innovative…

read more >

2020 EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION STANDARDS CONFERENCE ON OILFIELD EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs.

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