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Audit of Statoil – the Sleipner field

We have carried out an audit of Statoil's safeguarding of structures in operation on the Sleipner field.

The audit was carried out from 20 to 22 March 2018 and focused on the operational organisation that follows up the safety of structures in operation on the Sleipner field.

The audit primarily concerned maintenance, barriers within structures, incident handling and competence.

The objective of the audit was to verify that Statoil's safeguarding of structural safety complies with the regulations.

No non-conformities were identified.

We found two improvement points linked to:

  • Verification of sub-contractors
  • Verification of the process to safeguard structures in operation

In this audit, we also asked the company to identify its own findings. By asking them about their own views of actual conditions, we are able to obtain a picture of their own perception of the realities.

Statoil identified improvement points linked to:

  • Technical system description
  • NORSOK standards in TR3050
  • Operations manuals
  • Inspection intervals
  • IMR best practice

The objective of this type of self-evaluation is to gain an insight into the operator’s perception of the realities, what this is based on and how the company assesses and addresses these realities.

We have asked Statoil to report by 14 May for an assessment of the improvement points observed.

Eileen Brundtland, press contact
Email: eileen.brundtland@ptil.no | +47 92 26 98 95