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Audit of Statoil – Gullfaks A

From 3 to 7 March 2014, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) and Gullfaks A.

The objective of the audit was to assess the company's control and management of materials handling, the technical condition of lifting equipment and lifting operations, and the company's management of lifting equipment maintenance at Gullfaks A.

Non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • improvement points
  • competence
  • offshore cranes
  • lifting gear
  • BOP cranes
  • emergency procedures
  • scaffolding
  • personnel lifts

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • wear on wire rope for boom
  • lifting equipment
  • resource requirements
  • competence
  • lifting operations
  • technical condition – railings
  • pipe handling crane – procedures
  • maintenance system
  • pipe handling crane – declaration of conformity
  • access to pipe handling crane
  • safety gates
  • barrier diagrams for the drilling modules


Journal 2014/31


Inger Anda, Director for communication and public affairs
Email: inger.anda@ptil.no | +47 970 54 064