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Audit of Rowan Norway Limited – Rowan Gorilla VI

On 17 and 18 June 2014, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway carried out an audit of Rowan Norway Limited and Rowan Gorilla VI within the disciplines of maintenance management, logistics (cranes and lifting), drilling and well technology, and emergency preparedness.

The purpose of the audit was to assess whether Rowan Drilling Norway (Rowan) is meeting the regulatory requirements.

Non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Completion of the maintenance management system
  • Preservation of equipment
  • Pipe handling deck
  • Loading and storage deck for helifuel
  • Evacuation routes
  • Fire stations and fire-fighting equipment

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Training
  • Control function for BOP valve
  • Procedures
  • Cleaning and washing of drilling fluid tanks
  • Valves for bulk and drilling fluid systems
  • Door to cementing unit machine room
  • Labelling of equipment and components in the drilling area
  • Overboard valves
  • Internal verifications
  • Emergency shutdown (ESD) system
  • Training and emergency communications equipment (escape chutes)
  • Loose equipment in fitness room

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