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Audit of Statoil – Heimdal

From 8 to 12 June 2015, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Statoil Petroleum AS's administration and management of materials handling, the technical condition of lifting equipment and the company's management of lifting equipment maintenance, the organisation of plugging operations including the installation, organisation and use of modular drilling rigs (MDR) and the organisation of the working environment domain at Heimdal.

The objective of the activity was to audit the company's administration and management of the working environment, materials handling and maintenance at Heimdal and also verify the planning and execution of plugging and lifting operations.

Non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Chemical exposure
  • Ignition sources
  • Lifting operations
  • Training and competence
  • Control of wire ropes

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Offshore cranes
  • Protective structures and bumpers
  • Planning of lifting operations
  • Enterprise of competence certification
  • Cementing unit access
  • Lifting gear
  • Cargo deck
  • Noise

Statoil has been given a deadline of 24 August 2015 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be dealt with.

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.


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