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Audit of Statoil – Gullfaks B

From 9 to 11 September 2015, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway carried out an audit of the management of emergency preparedness at Gullfaks B.


The objective of the audit was to gain an overview of the processes and systems that contribute to ensuring comprehensive emergency preparedness management at Gullfaks B.

Gullfaks is an oil and gas field located on the Norwegian shelf in the North Sea. The field was discovered in 1979 and has been developed using three large Condeep platforms, Gullfaks A, Gullfaks B and Gullfaks C .

Result
One non-conformity was identified relating to the maintenance of evacuation routes.

Improvement points were also identified relating to

  • Incompatible work tasks
  • Training of emergency response personnel

Statoil Petroleum AS has been given a deadline of 5 November 2015 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