PSA Norway is making broad efforts to strengthen the follow-up of serious incidents. In the next few years, targeted work will be done to further develop expertise, tools, methods and processes for learning and follow-up of serious incidents and investigations in the petroleum business.
ollow-up of incidents individually and collectively is an important part of PSA ‘s supervision, and investigation of unwanted incidents is central to the agency’s risk-based supervision activities.
One of the main areas in this initiative concerns the further development of PSA ‘s investigations.
For this reason, PSA commissioned DNV to carry out a study to further develop the work with investigations in three main tracks:
#1 Map and establish overviews of:
- Accident perspectives
- Investigation method and tools
- Propose methods for piloting
#2 Pilot and establish a framework
- Method development
#3 Work process and knowledge sharing
- PSA’s work process
- Competence development internally
- Knowledge sharing with the industry
The work will extend from 2022-2025 and will encompass and involve several actors from the industry. Among other things, a separate advisory group will be established in the Security Forum, which will ensure anchoring in the tripartite collaboration.
In addition, a separate expert group will be established which will assist operationally in the project with professional expertise and input in the project’s three main tracks, in the form of workshops and interviews.
Overall, the aim of the efforts is to contribute to better prevention of incidents in the industry, such as:
- A more efficient and quality-assured process for receiving and following up incidents.
- Increased competence in Ptil’s investigation team, to better illuminate conditions such as human and organizational conditions in the follow-up of incidents.
- Increased quality and improved availability of data in connection with investigations.
- A more up-to-date risk picture at business level, and an improved digital solution for reporting incident data to Ptil, as well as a further development of the Risk level in Norwegian petroleum activities (RNNP).
- Improved sharing of incident information through increased analysis capacity and better sharing of learning material.