The Barents Sea has become an area of interest for many oil companies operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Compared to other Arctic regions, conditions in the south-western part of the Barents Sea can be described as benign: wind and waves are lower than in the North Sea and waters are less prone to sea ice than the Beaufort Sea or the nearby Kara Sea. Still, environmental conditions, such as icing, sea ice, darkness or long distances to supporting onshore infrastructure, may interfere with the ability to successfully evacuate and rescue personnel on board an offshore installation in Arctic waters.
This new strategic research and innovation position paper from DNV GL aims to provide insight into the feasibility of emergency preparedness solutions and highlights where existing technology might be applicable and where new concepts need to be developed.
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