Learning from incidents

On this page you will find learning from incidents by operators and vendors in the oil and gas industry.

The content is shared so that others may make use of it in their own safety work. The purpose of the initiative is to strengthen the industry’s safety culture and work together towards zero major accidents, and avoid injuries and unwanted incidents in our daily work.

Learning cases

Blocking and suppressing in SAS

Published on 08.09.23

Learning from incidents related to blocking and/or suppressing of safety systems in safety & automation systems (SAS)

Safe lifting operations

Published on 14.02.22

Learning from incidents related to lifting operations in Equinor

Hydrate formation

Published on 17.11.21

Learning from a condition where hydrate formation caused weakening of safety critical systems in one of Equinor’s facilities.

Uncontrolled vapour generation

Published on 07.09.21

Learning from incidents at one of Equinors refineries in 2019 and 2021.

Arc flash risk

Published on 07.09.21

Learning from two arc flash incidents in Equinor in 2020

Safe pressurization of gas cylinders

Published on 13.11.20

Cross Equinor learning from serious work accident at Heimdal November 2019.

Preliminary report Heimdal accident

Published on 04.06.20

Results of the preliminary internal investigation of the work accident at the Heimdal platform 28.11.2019.