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Audit of own follow-up and barrier management on Mongstad

During the period 5-8 April 2011, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out two audit activities relating to own follow-up and barrier management on Mongstad.


Background
The audit activities were carried out based on regulations relating to health, safety and the environment in the petroleum activities and at certain onshore facilities(the Framework Regulations), regulations relating to management and the duty to provide information in the petroleum activities and at certain onshore facilities(the Management Regulations) and regulations relating to technical and operational matters at onshore facilities in the petroleum activities, etc. (the Technical and Operational Regulations).

The activities were connected to the PSA’s main priorities; technical and operational barriers.

Result
The objective of the activities was to verify that Statoil Mongstad complies with the regulatory requirements related to own follow-up and barrier management.

The audit was carried out as planned with good facilitation by Statoil. The conversations held gave an impression of skilled and enthusiastic employees. 

Two nonconformities in relation to the regulations were identified in connection with the audit. These are related to inadequate technical risk reduction and inadequate prioritisation of barrier management.