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Audit of the management of major accident and OHAS risk at Eldfisk B and Ekofisk K

The PSA has carried out an audit of the management of major accident and working environment risk at the interfaces between ConocoPhillips Norge AS (CoPNo), drilling contractor Archer AS (Archer) and the drilling and well services companies.

The objective of the audit was to assess how CoPNo, through its formulation of the framework conditions and follow up of contractors, is ensuring prudent drilling and well operations and helping reduce safety risk and working environment risk. A further aim was to assess how the contractors are exercising their responsibility for managing safety and the working environment within the framework established between the operator and contractor.  Contracts and contract follow-up are an important aspect of framework conditions and were therefore given particular attention.

One non-conformity was identified in connection with pressure control equipment.

In addition, five improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Safety representative service at EldB
  • Labelling of equipment
  • Training and drills
  • Communication between land and sea
  • Drilling mud handling

ConocoPhillips Norge AS has been given a deadline of 10 May 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.

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