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Audit of Rowan Norway Ltd – Rowan Gorilla VI

From 27 January to 5 February 2015, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway carried out au audit of Rowan Norway Ltd's management of major accident risk and systems for barrier management on Rowan Gorilla VI (RGVI).

The objective of the audit was to monitor that Rowan has implemented a system to fulfil the regulatory requirements for risk management.

Non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Maintenance systems
  • Personnel  training
  • MOB boat preparedness
  • Governing documentation
  • Choke valve

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Emergency preparedness analysis
  • System for performing and following up drills
  • Securing of equipment
  • System for ensuring competence of new personnel
  • Competence requirements for performance of work operations
  • Response team routines
  • Valves in the drilling fluid system
  • Air cylinders for smoke divers