The audit was well-facilitated. Statoil displayed a great degree of openness, and the dialogue was good.
The term supervise is used in Section 7 of the Framework Regulations relating to responsibilities according to these regulations as it is used in Section 10-6 of the Petroleum Act to describe the licensee’s and operator’s special follow-up duty.
The term is used to clarify that it is primarily each player’s responsibility to comply with the regulations. To supervise entails a duty to, through establishment of management systems and through audits, follow-up that the participants in the activity comply with requirements determined in and in accordance with the act. The responsibility to ensure compliance with the regulations will thus be a general and overall follow-up duty when carrying out the activities.
The objective of the audit activity was to examine how Statoil safeguards the supervisory duty as regards qualification and follow-up of the drilling contractor Transocean Offshore Ltd, with a main focus on technical integrity and maintenance.
Statoil’s follow-up of Transocean Offshore Ltdis based on a documented work process.
The main impression is that the follow-up activities are comprehensive and systematic, with close operational follow-up.
One nonconformity was identified in relation to follow-up of identified nonconformities.
Inger Anda, Director for communication and public affairs
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