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Audit of barrier management on the Sleipner complex

From 1 to 8 April 2016, the PSA carried out an audit of Statoil's management of barriers on the Sleipner complex (Sleipner A/R/T).


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. This entails knowing which barriers have been established and which function they are to fulfil, as well as performance requirements defined for specific technical, operational or organisational barrier elements necessary for rendering the individual barrier effective. We seek to monitor that Statoil is working systematically at all levels of the organisation to prevent major accidents.

Result
One non-conformity was identified in connection with the emergency shutdown system.

Improvement points were also identified concerning improvements and risk reduction, decision support and decision-making criteria, risk identification and uncertainty in risk analyses.

Statoil has been given a deadline of 22 June 2016 to report on how the non-conformity and improvement points will be dealt with.

Non-conformity:
Entails that a condition is assessed as not complying with a regulatory requirement.

Improvement point:
Entails that we have identified a deficiency or weakness, without there being sufficient grounds for determining a breach of regulatory requirements.

Eileen Brundtland, Press contact
Email: eileen.brundtland@ptil.no | +47 51 87 35 12