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Interdisciplinary audit at Oseberg Øst

From 25 to 30 April 2016, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil)'s management of major accident and working environment risk at Oseberg Øst.

The objective of the audit was to assess how the company's management engages with, determines and follows up the decision basis for prioritising, planning and executing operations in the remaining life of the facility, including the assessment of technical condition, barrier management, maintenance and modifications.

Four non-conformities were identified, linked to simultaneous operations, pressure control equipment, communications equipment and data transfer between Oseberg Øst and the TSV.

In addition, four improvement points were identified, linked to OHAS, governing documents in a pressure control situation, technical condition and maintenance of offshore cranes and emergency shutdown valves.

Statoil has been given a deadline of 01 November 2016 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be dealt with. 

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