The audit was aimed at Statoil's management and leadership of materials handling and technical condition of lifting equipment and lifting operations on Kvitebjørn, as well as established improvement measures within crane and lifting with a main focus on the drilling area on the Kvitebjørn facility.
The background for the audit is the PSA's experience from previous audit activities, for example vis-à-vis Troll A, Oseberg East, Åsgard A, Åsgard B and Brage in 2010, in addition to the PSA's follow-up of the order issued on 15 April 2010 and from investigation of incidents on Njord and Gullfaks A.
The PSA has particularly emphasised the information received following these activities regarding Statoil's work on improvements within the crane and lifting area.
The objective of the audit activity was to evaluate Statoil's management and leadership as regards materials handling. The technical condition of lifting equipment and lifting operations was also assessed in relation to relevant regulatory requirements. In addition, the goal is to verify Statoil's established improvement measures within crane and lifting, with primary focus on the drilling area.
The PSA made observations of a technical, operational and organisational nature. he following matters are emphasised:
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