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Audit of Borgland Dolphin

From 30 March to 4 April 2016, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Dolphin A/S (Dolphin) and the operator Wintershall Norge AS (Wintershall) concerning the management of emergency preparedness and the working environment on the Borgland Dolphin mobile drilling facility.


The objective of the audit was to verify how Dolphin, in conjunction with the operator Wintershall, is working systematically on the management of emergency preparedness and the working environment. The audit looked at how the facility's emergency preparedness organisation, equipment and systems are functioning. Concerning the working environment, the objective was to evaluate Dolphin and Wintershall's systems and practices for the identification and follow-up of potentially at-risk groups on board, including both own and 3rd-party employees. The audit also reviewed the arrangements for employee participation and the safety service on board Borgland Dolphin.

Result
The audit identified four non-conformities and five improvement points.

The non-conformities concern coordination of information for 3rd-party OHSs, verification of measures, securing of loose equipment in normal operations and fire stations.

The improvement points concern working environment competence offshore, illumination of means of evacuation, evacuation of injured persons from pontoons, system for ensuring follow-up of training and drilling of the emergency preparedness organisation, and emergency preparedness analysis.

Wintershall and Dolphin have been given a deadline of 20 August 2016 to report on how the non-conformities will be dealt with and how the improvement points will be addressed.

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.d på regelverkskrav.

Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77