The objective of the audit was to verify that Statoil's management and follow-up of barriers complied with the company's and the authorities' requirements.
Four non-conformities were identified in connection with:
In addition, four improvement points were identified in connection with:
Statoil has been given a deadline of 6 June 2016 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be dealt with.
Kvitebjørn is a gas and condensate field east of the Gullfaks field in the North Sea. Water depth at Kvitebjørn is approx. 190 metres. The facility has been developed using a fixed platform with a tubular steel jacket and is fully integrated, comprising a derrick, process facilities and living quarters. The plan for development and operation (PDO) for the field was approved in 2000 and production began in 2004. Since 2014, Kvitebjørn has received condensate from the Valemon field.
Entails that a condition is assessed as not complying with a regulatory requirement.
Entails that we have identified a deficiency or weakness, without there being sufficient grounds for determining a breach of regulatory requirements.
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