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Audit of the integration between Repsol Exploration Norge AS and Talisman Energy Norge As

The PSA has carried out an audit of the integration process between Talisman Energy Norge as (Talisman) and Repsol Exploration Norge AS (Repsol).


The objective of the audit was to verify that the integration process has been performed in accordance with the regulations. The audit focused on the establishment of the management system, employee participation, continuous improvement, the company's identification and assessment of HSE risks linked to the integration and the company's own follow-up of the integration process.

The PSA scheduled the audit early in the integration process in order to follow it over time. It was conducted in the form of status meetings, interviews, group discussions and verification against governing documents.

The company expanded and corrected plans and measures during the process and we therefore found no non-conformities and improvement points. However, in the PSA's assessment, the company can still improve its change competence in various contexts of significance for HSE in the company, notably:

  • Clarification of common understanding of the concept of participation and how it is practised.
  • The time between announcing major changes and clarification of the conditions/logistics associated with them
  • Early mapping of HSE risk and risk assessments linked to planned changes
  • Focus on both improvement and maintenance of HSE levels when changes are evaluated and implemented.
  • Evaluation of changes individually and in combination
  • Design of declaration of confidentiality for employee representatives (AML §8-3)
  • The relationship between goal formulation, activities involved and the company's own follow-up and measurement of results
  • Structure, completeness and timeframe of the plan preparation

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