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Audit of Statoil - OLS B

In partnership with the Norwegian Coastal Administration and the Norwegian Environment Agency, the PSA has carried out an audit of Statoil's follow-up of the investigation of the oil spill from the OLS B loading buoy on the Statfjord field in 2015.


On 8 October 2015 there was a crude oil spill from the Statfjord Offshore Loading System B (OLS B) on the Statfjord field in the North Sea. The spill occurred as a result of corrosion to part of the loading hose. An estimated 6-7 m3 of crude oil went into the sea.

The incident was investigated both by the operator, Statoil, and by the authorities.

Investigation of oil spill from Statfjord OLS B (29.09.2016)

On 18 May of this year, we carried out an audit of Statoil's follow-up of the incident. The object of the audit was to examine how Statoil has implemented and complied with the recommendations and measures identified in the company's own investigation and in the investigation that the authorities undertook.

The audit was conducted in partnership with the Norwegian Coastal Administration and the Norwegian Environment Agency, and took the form of a meeting with representatives responsible for the operation and maintenance of loading systems, and representatives of the company's emergency preparedness organisation.

No non-conformities or improvement points were identified during the audit.

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