Lifeboat Issues Hampering Norwegian Oil

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Sep 092009
 
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oil production is likely to be hampered on the Norwegian continental shelf, NCS, due to freefall lifeboat issues

StatoilHydro has warned that oil production is likely to be hampered on the Norwegian continental shelf, NCS,  due to freefall lifeboat issues during the coming expected winter extreme weather in the area.

A number of freefall lifeboat-related issues have emerged in the region over the past year, ranging from quality-control to a need to strengthen canopies. Lifeboats are regarded as the secondary evacuation system on StatoilHydro platforms, helicopters being the primary means. So far free fall lifeboats have not been used an actual evacuation.

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