PSA sanctions Draugen well interventions

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has approved Shell’s proposed well campaign at the Draugen field in the Norwegian Sea.

The Island Constructor intervention vessel will be used for start-up and repair of wells in 250 m (820 ft) of water.

Draugen produces oil through a fixed concrete platform with an integrated deck. Stabilized oil is stored in tanks in the base of the facility.

PSA is considering BP’s application to extend the life of the Tambar oil field facilities in the southern Norwegian North Sea until Jan. 1, 2022.

Tambar, 16 km (9.9 mi) southeast of BP’s Ula field, has been developed using a remotely controlled wellhead platform without processing equipment.

However, PSA has identified various areas of improvement relating to the physical fitness of helideck personnel, rescue of injured persons from cranes, change in the use of emergency preparedness vessel, and training of emergency preparedness staff.

It has asked BP to respond by June 20.


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