Studies of emergency preparedness and well integrity, design and construction were launched in Norway afte
r a review of initial analyses and reports from the Deepwater Horizon incident. This work is being coordinated by the OLF at the request of the PSA.
The industry’s need to assess the validity of emergency response principles for halting a possible subsea blowout in Norway was stressed by the PSA on 15 June in a letter to the OLF.
In addition, the industry association was asked to evaluate existing strategies for limiting the volumes discharged from a blowout while it is under way.
That would also mean identifying possible improvements in the form of new practices, development of technology and/ or a revised understanding of preparedness requirements.