The background for the audit is that Statoil is introducing a new operations model that involves relocation of personnel, introduction of new work processes and new roles and tasks. The audit activity is based on the PSA's main priority that management at all levels of the industry must work to reduce major accident risk, and ensure that this work is carried out in a comprehensive manner.
In the autumn of 2009, the PSA carried out a corresponding audit of Statoil's Snorre A, including management of capacity and competence in the interface between operator and contractor. During the 2009 audit, we identified nonconformities and improvement items in Statoil's management of capacity and competence.
The objective of the task was to verify Statoil's management of capacity and competence within the the above areas.
The focus of the audit was how Statoil
Through the audit, we have identified that Statoil in some instances has deficiencies and challenges in its management of capacity and competence on Gullfaks B. The same is true for Statoil's follow-up of competence with Seawell.
We have identified the following nonconformities in relation to regulatory requirements:
We have identified the following improvement items:
It is our conclusion is that the sum of our observations shows some deficiencies in the management of capacity and competence on Gullfaks B within the handling of hazard and accident situations, monitoring and inspection.
Øyvind Midttun, press contact
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