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Audit of BP Norge – Valhall

From 19 to 21 May 2015, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway conducted an audit of BP Norge's administration of cranes, lifting operations and maintenance management on the Valhall field.


Valhall is an oil field in the southern North Sea. Water depth in the area is approx. 70 metres. The field was originally developed using three installations, for accommodation, drilling and production. In 1996, a wellhead facility, Valhall WP, was installed, with slots for 19 extra wells. The four facilities are linked by bridges.

Result
Three non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Materials handling
  • Documentation of lifting equipment
  • Access

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Planning
  • Follow-up of the maintenance of temporary equipment
  • Maintenance
  • Handling of bulk hoses

BP Norge has been given a deadline of 3 September 2015 to report on how the non-conformities 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