The Ekofisk Complex is located 200 miles offshore Stavanger, Norway, in the centre of the North Sea. Due to subsidence and operating costs, as well as necessary costs for upgrading the existing facilities to meet current regulatory requirements for extended lifetime, it has been decided to replace the ageing accommodation facilities EKOH and EKOQ. The new accommodation facility, EKOL is aimed to secure a robust long term accommodation on the Ekofisk Complex and to ensure safe, continued and cost effective operations of the Ekofisk field to the end of license in 2028 and beyond. General follow up of Working Environment and Safety in the detailed engineering phase, at Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore. The HSE team exists of HSE Lead, HSE Risk Lead, WE Lead and Technical Safety Lead. The HSE team has been responsible for: WE activities, Human Factors (HF) activities, and deliverables, with focus on the WE factors like access and arrangement, illumination, noise, hazardous substances, outdoor operations and climate and ventilation. The main work scope for Human Factors study is the helicopter traffic control centre.
Author: Alva Mårdsjö
The Knarr FPSO is owned and operated by Teekay Petrojarl and will be contracted by BG for operation on the Knarr oil and gas field in the North Sea. Currently Knarr FPSO is under construction at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. HMS Design & Utvikling is contracted by Teekay and holds several working environment related positions in the project. Our Key positions in the project is WE Discipline Lead and WE follow up of packages at the SHI yard in Geoje, WE support, HF/HMI specialist working from the Lysaker office. In addition HMS DU is responsible for delivery of all WE analysis and studies referred in NOROSK S-002 as a 3rd part vendor.
Bollsta Dolphin is a Moss Maritime CS 60 E type semi-submersible drilling rig that is constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea. The rig is owned by Fred Olsen ASA and will be operated by Dolphin Drilling. HMS Design & Utvikling is contracted by Fred Olsen for assistance, and follow-up of the working environment related issues in the project as well as verifying 3rd part delivery of WE documents and studies. HHI is responsible for delivery of all WE studies described in NORSOK S-002.
West Hercules is an ultra-deep-water semi-submersible drilling rig owned and operated by North Atlantic Drilling (Former SeaDrill) and is designed especially for harsh or extreme environment in the North Sea. The installation is constructed by DSME in South Korea. Hercules has been operating in the South China Sea since it was built and an AoC (Acknowledgement of compliance) were therefore never applied for. This contract was ended during spring 2012 and it was transferred to Norway for operation. To be able to operate on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, an AoC is required and HMS Design & Utvikling were therefore contracted to assist with the working environment related issues. Our scope of work for West Hercules has been to perform a complete working environment compliance inspection and HF/HMI verification of CCR/Bridge, driller’s cabin and crane cabins. These inspections were carried out during operation in the South China Sea. HMS DU has also been responsible for doing a complete mapping of illumination level all over the rig (both normal en emergency). This task was carried out during transit from Las Palmas to Norway and finalized during yard stay at Westcon in Ølen. To summarize the working environment status for all rooms/ areas onboard, WEACs were established and filled out by HMS DU.