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Audit of BP – Valhall DP

From 27 January to 3 March 2016, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of BP's planning and execution of permanent plugging and abandonment (PP&A) of wells at Valhall DP.

The objective of the audit was to document that the company's established processes and plans for permanent plugging of the wells at Valhall DP complied with the regulations.

No non-conformities were detected during this audit.

Three improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Barrier performance
  • Updating of the barriers strategy
  • Qualification and use of new technology and new methods

BP has been given a deadline of 21 April 2016 to report on how the improvement points will be dealt with.

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