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Audit of Valemon

We have carried out an audit of Statoil's planning of a new control room solution for Valemon. The facility will be periodically unmanned and managed from a control room onshore.

Statoil is the operator of Valemon, a gas and condensate field in the North Sea, approx. 160 kilometres west of Bergen. The field has been developed using a fixed steel-jacketed production facility. Water depth at the site is 135 metres. Oil and condensate are piped to other facilities in the area.

Production at Valemon began in January 2015.

The audit took place on 28 March 2017 at Statoil's premises at Sandsli in Bergen and follows up previous supervision of Statoil's work on planning the new control room solution for Valemon. 

The audit is linked with the PSA's main theme called "Reversing the trend", and especially the pillars of robustness and social dialogue.

The object of the audit was to verify that the implementation of the chosen solution, which involves a control room at Sandsli and platform management at the Kvitebjørn facility, will be prudent and in compliance with the regulatory requirements.

The audit identified no regulatory non-conformities.

However, improvement points were identified relating to:

Statoil has been asked to report on how these improvement points will be assessed by 15 June 2017.

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