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Report following audit of safety-critical barriers – Sture

On 9-10 November 2011, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit at the Sture terminal, connected to Statoil’s safeguarding of safety-critical barriers.


Objective
The objective of the audit was to verify that Statoil has followed up and further developed performance requirements for barriers. Emphasis was placed on reviewing requirements and implementation methodology for the preventive maintenance work that will verify a barrier’s performance. The audit also looked at how management has implemented and followed up the barrier requirements in the new regulations.

The audit is a follow-up and continuation of activities carried out in 2010.

Results
One improvement item was proven, related to implementation of measures following TCS review.

*(Technical Condition Safety)