Good HSE figures on Glitne

March 13, 2006, 15:15 CET

The Petrojarl 1 production ship has been producing for 15 months without any gas leaks, injuries or other serious incidents on the Statoil-operated Glitne oil field in the North Sea.

Statoil has seen a very positive development in several of its indicators for health, safety and the environment (HSE) on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) over the past few years. The serious incident frequency, which shows the number of serious HSE incidents per million working hours has been reduced from 12.5 in 2000 to 2.8 in 2005.

Tove Rørhuus, Statoil's vice president for HSE on the NCS, stresses that the group will not rest on its laurels because of the improvement.

"We have a goal of zero harm and cannot say that we are satisfied with the current situation," she says. "That is why we are continuing our systematic HSE work with undiminished strength."

She notes that the positive trend in several areas is due to purposeful efforts in the areas of management, behaviour, expertise, procedures and technical condition of the facilities. The results on Glitne show that zero harm is an achievable target.

Rolf Håkon Holmboe, HSE manager for Glitne, is proud of the positive development.

"The good result is due to good, close collaboration between the land organisations in the shipping company and Statoil.

Mr Holmboe also points out that the people on land and on the vessel have a conscious approach to safe operations.

Statoil is chartering Petrojarl 1 and its crew from Petroleum Geo-Services to operate on Glitne. Statoil has a representative on board at all times whose main task is to follow up HSE.