The Knarr field is located in the northern part of the North Sea, about 120 kilometres west of Florø. The field will be developed with seabed facilities tied in to a floating production facility (FPSO).
BG Norge is the operator of Knarr, and has engaged TKPJ for building and operation of an FPSO – FPSO Knarr.
TKPJ will own and operate the facility, which requires an application for an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) to the PSA.
TKPJ owns and operates several FPSOs both on the Norwegian shelf and in foreign waters. However, the construction of FPSO Knarr is the first FPSO facility which TKPJ has built for the Norwegian shelf since the construction of Petrojarl 1 in the mid-1980s.
The audit is connected to the future AoC application and is entirely directed at TKPJ as an owner and user of the facility.
The objective of the audit has been to supervise that TKPJ, during construction of the Knarr FPSO, safeguards the regulatory requirements within the areas included under this audit activity.
The company’s own governing documents and studies/analyses were used as a basis during the verifications.
The activity uncovered some nonconformities in relation to the regulations. These were mainly related to the following factors:
Factors with a potential for improvements were also observed.