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Audit of Saipem SpA Norwegian Branch - Scarabeo 8

On 15 March 2016, the PSA carried out an audit of Saipem SpA Norwegian Branch (Saipem)'s follow-up of the alarm system in the well control room on Scarabeo 8.


The objective of the audit was to monitor how Saipem is ensuring that alarm systems comply with relevant statutory requirements, recognised international standards and guidelines and the company's own requirements and policies. We also focused on assessing the company's routines for regular follow-up of the alarm system performance and its significance for the total workload of drillers and assistant drillers associated with the drilling control room on Scarabeo 8.

Result
One non-conformity was identified in connection with the establishment of performance requirements and deficient routines for regular follow-up of the alarm system.

In addition, an improvement point was identified in connection with the prioritisation of alarms.

Saipem has been given a deadline of 1 June 2016 to report on how the non-conformity and improvement points will be dealt with.

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