Statoil: Tougher lifeboat requirements

Pioneering work by Statoil and the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF) may drive a new international lifeboat standard. The lifeboat project was initiated after weaknesses were discovered last year on six free-fall lifeboats on the Kristin platform in the Norwegian Sea and the Veslefrikk B platform in the North Sea. The boats sustained superstructure damage during testing. Alf Morten Sirevaag, senior engineer in Statoil, has headed the lifeboat project.