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Audit of Equinor – Gullfaks A

From 24 to 27 April 2018, we carried out an audit of how Equinor is monitoring barriers and their operation at Gullfaks A.


Objective
The objective of the audit was to review Equinor's management and follow-up of barriers in relation to the company's and the authorities' requirements. This entails knowing which barriers have been established and which function they are to fulfil, as well as which performance requirements are necessary to make the individual barrier effective.

Result
Non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Follow-up of barriers
  • Corrosion and technical condition of vital and/or safety-critical systems
  • Labelling of pipes and valves
  • Damage to cables in drag chains
  • Escape routes from rooms for high voltage installations
  • Follow-up of established management system

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Updating of governing documents
  • Training and competence
  • Insulating coating in service corridor
  • Follow-up of assessments linked to technical conditions in the drilling areas

Equinor has been given a deadline of 10 September 2018 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be addressed.

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