Total E&P – Martin Linge safety awareness programme

Total E&P Norway has chosen Blaa Mediamentor as a partner to strengthen the HSE work related to the connecting and testing of the Martin Linge platform offshore. The task is to develop training and communication to enhance safety.

Illustration: Technip / Total E&P Norge
Illustration: Technip / Total E&P Norge

Blaa Mediamentor was also a part of the team when Total E&P Norway started the dismantling work on the Frigg field in 2005. Although the Hook-up and Commissioning Project (HUC) on Martin Linge is about putting together and not tearing down, there are several similarities with the work on Frigg: Many people from different companies and with different backgrounds will be working closely together.

Ola Kolnes, Total E&P Norge
Ola Kolnes, Total E&P Norge

– It has been important for Total to create a common HSE culture and a common identity for everybody who will work together in the project. Everyone should know they are on the same team – the Martin Linge team, says Ola Kolnes, HSE manager in the Martin Linge project in Total E&P Norway.

Total E&P has involved both Rosenberg WorleyParsons and Technip in cooperation with Blaa Mediamentor. The outcome of the work is a training programme that will build a united safety culture with good and efficient cooperation in the Martin Linge HUC.

– The programme contains measures as e-learning, a film about HSE culture and a scheme containing weekly safety meetings. Through this, everyone involved will be prepared for the tasks that await them; the risks involved and what is expected of them as members of the Martin Linge team. Everyone should have a solid foundation before they go offshore, and we also have other measures to ensure a safety focus when the work is started, says Silje Andresen, project leader and educator in Blaa Mediamentor.

The actual Hook-up and Commissioning work on Martin Linge will begin in the summer this year, but the production of the training material is already well started.


About Total E&P Norge


Total E&P Norge is involved in exploration and production of oil and gas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The company has a solid portfolio consisting of 98 licenses.  The Martin Linge field, which is also located in the North Sea, will be developed as a standalone platform together with a floating storage and offloading unit. Planned start up is in 2018.

Blå has previously been working with Total E&P during the decommissioning work of Frigg (2008). We assisted Total in developing a common safety culture through various safety training material.