Equinor acknowledges need to improve offshore injuries record

July 15, 2022
Equinor recorded 10 oil and gas leaks at its operations over the past 12 months.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway  Equinor recorded 10 oil and gas leaks at its operations over the past 12 months.

The company’s second-quarter 2022 safety results statement added that while its serious incident frequency was unchanged from the first quarter, the frequency of personal injuries increased.

However, there were no incidents with major accident potential. Most of the serious incidents were related to dropped objects.

“We have not succeeded in bending the curve when it comes to injuries,” said Jannicke Nilsson, executive vice president of Safety, Security and Sustainability. “It is not enough to learn from each individual incident, we must also intensify the work we do every day to strengthen a proactive safety culture.”

The company cooperates via the alwayssafe.no annual wheel with other operators and external suppliers. Its third-quarter focus will include developing improved awareness of how to prevent incidents involving dropped objects and situations "in the line of fire."

Nilsson added, “We are actively strengthening our capacity and fortifying our safety work. This has contributed to a reduction in pending safety-critical maintenance and an increase in proactive reporting of possible weaknesses.”



Courtesy Øyvind Gravås, Equinor
Courtesy Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
Psa Norway
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