Number of serious Equinor-related incidents continues to fall

EquinorPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

The number of serious incidents at Equinor continues to fall, Equinor’s safety statistics for 2021 show. But the trend for personal injuries is rising.

At the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, the frequency of serious incidents per million working hours (SIF) amounted to 0.4. In 2020, the figure was 0.5, while in 2019, it was 0.6.

Most of the serious incidents occur in connection with falling objects, Equinor noted in a press release.

The trend for personal injuries, however, does not show the same improvement. For 2021, the frequency of injuries with medical treatment per million working hours was 2.4, compared with 2.3 in 2020.

Serious incidents

This includes cases that count as serious incidents with actual or potential harm. Most injuries are hand and finger injuries.

According to the report, 12 oil and gas leaks were registered last year. Oil and gas leaks are qualified according to the severity in relation to the emission rate.

Only the leakage of hydrogen sulfide and LPG at Mongstad in July was, after an internal investigation, classified as having a significant accident potential. The other leaks were less serious, Equinor noted.

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