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Norway Petroleum Safety Authority holds multi-national Arctic safety conference. The PSA is organizing the international meeting involving proficient public authorities in hopes to create an inter-nation dialogue. This is regarding safety and regulation approaches in the Arctic and northern seas. The meeting is scheduled to take place on October 31st, a day prior to the Arctic Safety conference for senior executives. Participants include those with activities in the High North or Arctic regions. The five countries that have confirmed their participation so far are Russia, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and Norway.

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Norway Petroleum Safety Authority holds multi-national Arctic safety conference

Published on Thursday, 24th October, 2013 at 15:39 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.
Last Updated on 24th October 2013 at 16:01.

The PSA is organizing the international meeting involving proficient public authorities in hopes to create an inter-nation dialogue. This is regarding safety and regulation approaches in the Arctic and northern seas.

Arctic icebergs
Arctic icebergs
Photo: Polar Cruises/Flickr


The meeting is scheduled to take place on October 31st, a day prior to the Arctic Safety conference for senior executives.

Participants include those with activities in the High North or Arctic regions. The five countries that have confirmed their participation so far are Russia, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and Norway.

“There is a lot of standardization work and technology developments taking place in this area [the Arctic region],” said Director of Audits Finn Carlsen.

“The important thing is to share ideas about how the authorities work with these and to discuss whether there are areas where improvements are lacking,” he added.

Several Norwegian environmental organizations have raised concerns both regarding oil spill response and a spill's major environmental impact.

Distance to land when it comes to rescuing personnel in the event of an accident is another factor.

PSA officials have held previous meetings with the different authorities. This is the first time all states will meet together.

“Petroleum activities are international in scope and the same rigs are used on several continental shelves,” said Mr. Carlsen.

“Sharing experiences, including for example discussing the requirements we impose on winterization, is therefore relevant for the authorities in these countries,” he concluded.

The program can be downloaded here (external link).




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Published on Thursday, 24th October, 2013 at 15:39 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.
Last updated on 24th October 2013 at 16:01.

This post has the following tags: arcticoil, arcticsafety, oilspills.


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