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Audit of Statoil - barrier management with Johan Sverdrup

From 8 to 16 November 2017 we carried out an audit of Statoil's efforts to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements for barrier management and robust operations on the processing platform (P1) and the riser platform (RP) at Johan Sverdrup.

Johan Sverdrup is an oil and gas field under development on the Utsira High in the North Sea, around 160 kilometres west of Stavanger. Water depth in the area is 110 to 120 metres.

Statoil is the field's operator. Production is scheduled to start in late 2019.

The objective of the audit was to verify that Statoil's management and follow-up of barriers complied with the company's and the authorities' requirements.

The audit also monitored that the implementation of the design and installation documentation for Johan Sverdrup complied with the preconditions in the plan for development and operation (PDO), with the regulations, and with recommended standards. This entails Statoil ensuring that the contractor, Samsung, is familiar with the design assumptions.


The audit detected one non-conformity in the following area:

We found six improvement points in the following areas:

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