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Audit of environmental data collection - Yme

On 27 September 2010, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), together with the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (Met.no), carried out an audit of environmental data collection on the Yme facility.

The audit was carried out in connection with the facility's completion at the Rosenberg Shipyard in Stavanger.

The background for the audit was that the quality of collected environmental data from Yme is of great importance to the offshore aviation weather service and aviation safety service, weather-dependent operations in the industry, the supply service and also to society in general as a basis for the Met.no national weather data base.

In the interest of achieving a sufficient degree of accuracy in the measurements, is it necessary to be able to document that the available values have an accuracy which meets the regulatory requirements.

The purpose the audit activity was to review relevant routines for carrying out, maintaining and reporting the collection of environmental data, and to assess the technical standard of systems and equipment on Yme, cf. regulatory requirements stipulated in Section 25 of the Framework Regulations relating to requirements for the collection of environmental data, Section 4b) of the Information Duty Regulations relating to storage and deletion of data and Section 16 of the Facilities Regulations relating to instrumentation for monitoring and registration with guidelines and reference to NORSOK standard N-002.

The regulatory requirements also include METAR (Meteorological Aerodrome Reports) observations.

The review of the physical placement of the equipment used for collection of environmental data was generally satisfactory. However, the report following the audit contains some comments on the placement and choice of equipment.

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