PSA probes dropped riser at Jotun B in the North Sea

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority is investigating a lifting incident onboard the Jotun B platform in the Norwegian North Sea last Saturday.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) is investigating a lifting incident onboard the Jotun B platform in the Norwegian North Sea last Saturday.

Point Resources recently succeededExxonMobil as operator of the Jotun field.

During a lifting operation a 15-metric ton riser came loose from the lifting arrangement, falling 8 m (26 ft). Fortunately, no one was injured.

A PSA team will start their inquest onboard Jotun B this week, with the aims of clarifying the course of events and identifying the direct and underlying causes in order to contribute to learning and experience transfer.

05/23/2018

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