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Audit of Statoil - Mongstad

From 26 to 28 April 2016, the PSA carried out an audit of Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) and alarm load and human factors in the central control room of the onshore facility at Mongstad in Hordaland county.

The purpose of the audit was to investigate whether the alarm systems at Mongstad gave the panel operators the necessary support in handling the processing facility during normal operations, during interruptions and in the event of incidents, measured against the relevant company and statutory requirements.

An audit was also carried out of Statoil's mapping and follow-up of the physical working conditions in the control room, including factors relating to noise, ventilation, ergonomics and the design of man-machine interfaces.

The audit also comprised an assessment of instruction and training, and the workload of and psychosocial conditions for the panel operators.

The audit identified three non-conformities in respect of the regulations, concerning alarm loads for operators in the control room, mapping of psychosocial conditions and human factors in the control room and noise conditions in the control room.

In addition, two improvement points were identified relating to the central control room personnel's use of Synergi and deficiencies in the management of competence.

Statoil has been given a deadline of 25 June 2016 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.

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