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Audit of logistics planning and execution in the supply chain to/from Brage

During the period 8 October 2010 and 18-21 October 2010, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit of Statoil Petroleum AS’ (Statoil’s) logistics planning and execution in the supply chain to/from Brage.

The audit activity was carried out in the form of meetings with the operations organisation in Statoil and personnel offshore on Brage, with subsequent verifications and interviews.

The activity focused on the risk associated with logistics and materials handling, including lifting operations, as well as the problem areas that emerged in the PSA’s report “causal connections of incidents involving offshore cranes” (link, In Norwegian)

The objective of the audit activity was to verify that Statoil possesses the necessary expertise and uses the necessary resources to ensure that crane and lifting operations are carried out in a responsible manner. Another objective was to verify regulatory compliance as regards governing documents, as well as compliance in the areas of logistics, material handling, crane and lifting operations. 

The audit activity revealed nonconformities in relation to regulatory requirements linked to:

  • Design and facilitation of efficient, prudent material handling
  • Visibility for crane drivers
  • Technical condition of offshore cranes
  • System for handling nonconformities
  • System for ensuring expertise

Several of the observed nonconformities have previously been reported after three other audits of logistics and material handling on other Statoil facilities in 2010.

Furthermore, improvement items were identified in relation to certain deficiencies related e.g. to technical equipment and compliance with the system for overview and inspection of temporary lifting appliances.

Inger Anda, Director for communication and public affairs
Email: inger.anda@ptil.no | +47 970 54 064