HSEQ is a critical part of all of the work we do here at APT and we are committed to managing the integrity of our operations and business activities in a responsible manner.
We do this by taking careful consideration of the health and safety of all of our staff, our external stakeholders and the environment in which we operate.
The quality of our work underpins who we are at APT and we are focused on providing the highest quality products whilst conforming to the latest Certified Standards.
Attention on HSEQ is incorporated in all operational procedures, both offshore and onshore, and is a natural part of the company’s safe working philosophy. The company’s HSEQ policy is based on Norwegian authorities’ guidelines and utility company requirements for HSEQ and internal control. Its application in APT’s operations is described in the HSEQ manual distributed to all employees of APT.
As part of our commitment to our customers and global sustainability we strive to continually improve we work and are certified according to the international standards, ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 and 45001:2018.
Standards according to demands
APT is registered with the Achilles database for suppliers to the oil and gas industry (JQS ID: 24956). Through this service, our clients are able to obtain statements about our financial situation, HSE procedures and QMS.
In addition to following well established and documented procedures, the geochemical analyses follow guidelines as described in the internationally approved and applied standard “The Norwegian Industry Guide to Geochemical Analyses” (NIGOGA), 4th Edition (2000), and references therein. NIGOGA can be downloaded free of charge from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s web site for references.
- The link for NIGOGA is:
For most geochemical analyses the set of Norwegian Geochemical Standard (NGS) are used in order to verify accuracy and reproducibility of the analysis. These standards, two source rocks and one oil sample, were established by the Norwegian oil industry in the late 1990’s and approved as reference samples among oil companies and service companies, not only in Norway, but also throughout Europe and in other parts of the world. Permissible range and most likely values for these standards have been established through an extensive inter-laboratory comparison managed by the NPD. The standards are:
NGS Svalbard Rock -1 (SR-1) was collected from the southern side of Teistenberget Hill, Eastern Spitsbergen, Svalbard. About 400 kg was taken from a horizon with relatively low TOC content in the Anisian Middle Triassic Botneheia Fm. and homogenised. The sample has a mean vitrinite reflectance of 0.41 % and a mean TOC content of 2.17 %.
NGS Jet Rock-1 (JR-1) About 200 kg of the organic rich, black shale was collected from the Port Mullgrave area, Yorkshire, NE England and homogenised. The Jet Rock is classified as a member of the Toracian Whitby Mudstone Formation. The sample has a mean vitrinite reflectance of 0.47 % and a mean TOC content of 12.4 %.
NGS North Sea Oil-1 (NSO-1) is an oil (1000 litres) collected from the Oseberg Field located in block 30/9 in the Norwegian North Sea. The oil was homogenised and tapped into 12.5 litre aluminium flasks and stored at -20°C. The oil has a mean API gravity of 32.9°, a mean C15+ fraction of 77 % and a total asphaltene content of 1.9 % of the total crude.