Statoil is the operator of Grane, an oilfield in the North Sea, approx. 185 kilometres west of Haugesund. The field has been developed using an integrated production, drilling and accommodation facility with a fixed steel jacket. Water depth at the facility is 127 metres. The oil is piped to the Sture terminal for onward transport by tanker. Production on the field began in 2003.
From 6 to 10 February 2017 we conducted an audit of electrical installations and technical safety at the Grane facility. The object of the audit was to monitor how Statoil is meeting its regulatory obligations in these areas.
The audit detected non-conformities in connection with:
In addition, improvement points were detected in connection with:
Statoil been given a deadline of 24 March 2017 to report on how the non-conformities will be dealt with and how the improvement points will be assessed.
Øyvind Midttun, press contact
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