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Worker on Deepsea Atlantic in narrow escape. Petroleum Safety Authority to launch investigation. A length of conductor casing weighing approximately seven tonnes plunged six metres on to the catwalk of the Deepsea Atlantic rig yesterday, narrowly missing an employee standing on the drill floor. “This is a serious incident both due to the fact that it happened on a rig that is new on the Norwegian shelf, and because it is similar to an occurrence that has happened before,” the authority’s press person told the Norwegian News Agency (NTB).

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Worker on Deepsea Atlantic in narrow escape

Published on Tuesday, 11th August, 2009 at 21:12 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Petroleum Safety Authority to launch investigation.

Deepsea Atlantic
Deepsea Atlantic
Photo: Odfjell Drilling


A length of conductor casing weighing approximately seven tonnes plunged six metres on to the catwalk of the Deepsea Atlantic rig yesterday, narrowly missing an employee standing on the drill floor.

“This is a serious incident both due to the fact that it happened on a rig that is new on the Norwegian shelf, and because it is similar to an occurrence that has happened before,” the authority’s press person told the Norwegian News Agency (NTB).

According to the PSA, under an operation to lift the first length of 30-inch casing from its horizontal position on the catwalk to vertical, the top end of the pipe fell as a result of the lift opening during the procedure. The bottom end of the casing had not lifted clear when the episode happened.

The investigation team of three travelled out to the rig today, and will be focusing their attention primarily on Odfjell Drilling AS, the contractor who owns it.

The incident occurred at 21:25 on the Gullfaks South field during operations for StatoilHydro.



Published on Tuesday, 11th August, 2009 at 21:12 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: odfjell, drilling, as, statoilhydro, gullfaks, deepsea, atlantic, rig, incident, serious, petroleum, safety, authority, investigation.





  
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