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Audit of BP – Tambar

From 26 to 28 April 2016, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of BP Norge AS (BP) focused on emergency preparedness on the Tambar facility.


The Tambar oil field is operated by BP. The field is in the southern part of the northern North Sea, around 16 kilometres southeast of the Ula field. The field has been developed using a remotely controlled wellhead facility without processing equipment.

BP has applied for operating life extension for Tambar until 1 January 2022.

The purpose of the audit was to monitor how BP is complying with the regulatory requirements concerning emergency preparedness.

Result
No non-conformities were identified during the audit.

Improvement points were identified relating to physical fitness of helideck personnel, rescue of injured persons from cranes, change in the use of emergency preparedness vessel and training of emergency preparedness staff.

We have asked BP to respond by 20 June 2016 concerning 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.

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