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Audit of Johan Castberg FPSO

The PSA has carried out an audit of the use of maritime regulations on Johan Castberg FPSO.


Statoil is the operator of the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea, which is to be developed using a floating production platform (FPSO).

The petroleum regulations allow the use of other standards than NORSOK for the design engineering of load-bearing structures. On 13 and 14 April 2016, the PSA carried out an audit at Statoil to investigate whether the maritime standards that the company has opted to apply comply with the regulatory requirement to use recognised norms.

No non-conformities were identified during the audit.

An improvement point was identified in connection with Statoil's function specification.

We have asked Statoil to respond by 28 May 2016 concerning how the improvement point will be assessed.

Non-conformity:
Entails that a condition is assessed as not complying with a regulatory requirement.

Improvement point:
Entails that we have identified a deficiency or weakness, without there being sufficient grounds for determining a breach of regulatory requirements.

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