The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has warned the oil and gas sector it must take action to tackle safety after a report on petroleum activity risk levels (RNNP).
The results indicate concerns about trends in health and safety, according to PSA director Anne Myhrvold.
The findings showed there were several incidents with major accident potential in the last year, as well as one fatality when an Aker Solution’s worker died while employed on the COSL
The accident, which killed Rune Morten Narvag, was the first fatality on the Norwegian Continental Shelf since 2009.
The PSA said hydrocarbon leaks and well control incidents had been an important contributor to major accidents.
Last year, 10 leaks were recorded – the highest number since 2011.
Workers had also highlighted they felt more pressure to work in a way which threatens health and safety.