“We’re concerned about Eni’s management of operations on the Goliat field, and have now given it notice of an order,” says PSA director general Anne Myhrvold. “This notice and our concern build on both individual findings and an overall assessment of the position.”
She points to observations from the on-going supervisory activity on risk management, an audit covering management of the working environment and provision for employee participation, and the investigation of an incident involving personal injury in 2016.
The notice of an order builds in part on observations in the following supervisory activities:
“We see there’s been good progress in the dialogue between employees and management, and Eni has established a project for improvements to the organisation and operational conditions as a consequence of many earlier conditions and incidents,” says Myhrvold.
“At the same time, we see that Eni has revealed a limited ability to implement existing plans. At the same time, constant new findings are being made and weaknesses identified on the facility, in the management system and in the organisation
“It’s a matter of concern that a great deal of work related to completion, modifications and simultaneous production remains to be done on Goliat. Our order therefore requires Eni to reassess its plans and to ensure the necessary capacity and competence for the total volume of work on the field.
“We’ll be continuing to keep a close eye on Eni and Goliat in the time to come. Our supervisory activity directed at the company’s risk management forms an important part of this follow-up.”
The PSA has given Eni Norge notice of the following order:
Pursuant to section 69 of the framework regulations on administrative decisions, see sections 6, 11, 12 and 14 of the management regulations on management of health, safety and the environment, the basis for making decisions and decision criteria, planning, and manning and competence respectively, Eni is ordered to:
We must be notified when the order has been complied with.
Explanation of the terms "order" and "notification of order"
An order is an administrative decision made pursuant to the regulations. Before we issue an order, we generally send a "notification of order" to the affected companies.
A notification of order is neither an instrument nor a notice of sanctions, but a step in the PSA's case processing in which we request the party to assess the factual basis. The notification is only the first step before an administrative decision is made.
An order is a strongly preventive instrument which is legally binding on the recipient.
Inger Anda, Director for communication and public affairs
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