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Audit of Statoil - design of Johan Castberg FPSO

On 23 October 2017 we carried out an audit of Statoil's planning of Johan Castberg FPSO. The audit covered primarily the design of the facility with a view to cold-climate operations and was restricted to materials handling, the working environment and technical safety.

The objective of the audit was to assess whether Statoil is planning Johan Castberg FPSO in compliance with the requirements in HSE regulations for the petroleum activities and balancing different safety and working environment concerns. A further objective was to obtain information and assessments from Statoil for use in our processing of the application for approval of the plan for development and operation (PDO) for Johan Castberg.

No non-conformities were identified.

One improvement point was identified linked to assessment of and technical solutions for the removal of snow and ice.

Johan Castberg will be the northernmost facility on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and must be designed to operate safely in the intended location. During the project period, costs have been considerably reduced. The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has been concerned that the cost reductions do not reduce the unit's robustness in respect of OHAS. Robustness in the petroleum activities has been a particular focus of the PSA's main theme for 2017, under the heading "Reversing the trend". (www.trendenskalsnus.no).

Statoil submitted an application for approval of the plan for development and operation (PDO) for Johan Castberg on 12 December 2017

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