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Notification of orders to ENI Norge as after the follow-up of audit within logistics and employee participation

During the period 5-7 January 2016, the PSA conducted an audit on ENI Norge as (ENI)'s facility Goliat FPSO (Goliat). The audit was conducted as a follow-up to an audit carried out in June 2015 linked to logistics on Goliat.

Goliat arrived in Norway in April 2015 and was towed out to the field and installed in May/June. ENI then had consent, dated 20.4.2015, to use living quarters and the offshore cranes on the facility. This consent was granted in advance and is independent of the consent to use Goliat FPSO, which was given on 19.1.2016.

The PSA carried out a number of logistics audits in 2012, 2014 and 2015. Non-conformities and improvement points were identified during all of these audits. The PSA's logistics audit on Goliat conducted in June 2015 revealed that many of the same circumstances, both technical and operational, which were identified during the previous audits, had still not been rectified.

The aim of the audit in January 2016 was to assess whether the requirements laid down in the regulations concerning logistics and the requirements for employee participation were now being complied with.

Serious breaches of the regulations were identified.

On the basis of this, we have notified ENI of the following two orders:
1. Pursuant to the Framework Regulations, section 69 concerning administrative decisions, with reference to section 22 of the Management Regulations concerning non-conformity processing, section 82 of the Facilities Regulations concerning entry into force, with reference to section 12 of the Facilities Regulations (as at 2009) concerning materials handling and transport routes, access and evacuation routes, and section 24 of the Facilities Regulations (as at 2009) concerning lighting, ENI Norge AS is ordered to:

- Implement measures to correct the non-conformities presented in section 5.1.4 of the report.
- systematically review and map all areas and systems within logistics and assess compliance with requirements for materials handling and lighting
- present a binding and time-delimited plan with a deadline for corrective measures following the mapping, and a statement of priorities as regards the measures, along with a description of any compensatory measures which will be implemented until the non-conformities have been corrected.

2. Pursuant to section 69 of the Framework Regulations concerning administrative decisions, with reference to section 17 of the Framework Regulations on the duty to establish, monitor and further develop management systems, section 6 of the Management Regulations on the management of health, safety and the environment, section 8 concerning internal requirements, section 15 of the Management Regulations concerning information and section 22 of the Management Regulations concerning non-conformity processing, ENI Norge AS is ordered to:

- Conduct a coherent review of, complete and implement its management system for logistics. As part of the above, it must be ensured that:

- roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and understood
- relevant requirements are applied and visible
- necessary information is disseminated to relevant users at the right time
- non-conformities are systematically registered and followed up 2
- employee participation is ensured - competence and training are ensured

With reference to sections 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.5 and 5.1.6 of the report

The deadline for complying with the above orders is set at 4/3/2016. We are to be notified when the orders have been carried out.

Other non-conformities

Two further non-conformities were identified linked to:

  • Follow-up of loose lifting equipment
  • Inspection and maintenance of wire rope

An improvement point was identified in connection with offshore cranes.

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.

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