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Audit of emergency preparedness on Island Constructor

Audit: On 23 February 2010, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit on the Island Constructor while the facility was moored at Ulsteinvik. The audit targeted the area of emergency preparedness, with emphasis on the facility's emergency response organisation, competence and training/drills. We identified one nonconformity in relation to the regulatory requirements, as well as four items with potential for improvement.

The audit was carried out by means of document reviews, conversations and verifications on the facility.

Background for the audit
Island Offshore applied for an Acknowledgement of Consent (AoC) for the well intervention facility Island Constructor (see photo) on 18 December 2009. The audit was directly related to the PSA's work on this application.

Our basis was Section 3 of the Framework Regulations, cf. the Norwegian Maritime Directorate's regulations for mobile facilities (07/853) and the Activities Regulations, Section 19 relating to competence and Section 21 relating to practice and drills.

Purpose of the audit
The purpose of the audit was to verify preparedness-related factors in connection with Island Offshore's application for an AoC for the Island Constructor.

Result of the audit
We identified one nonconformity in relation to the regulatory requirements:

We also identified four items with potential for improvement:

Journal 2009/831 (documents in Norwegian)

Mike Theiss, Principal engineer
Email: michael.theiss@ptil.no |