The audit, which was conducted on 23 May 2010, revealed several breaches of the regulatory requirements.
Based on the findings from this audit, the PSA issued Statoil a notification of order.
The audit identified the following nonconformities:
The PSA has now received feedback from Statoil regarding the notification of order.
Based on our audit findings, and in accordance with the notification, we hereby issue the following order:
Pursuant to Section 17 of the Management Regulations relating to working environment analyses, Section 20 relating to non-conformance procedures and Section 22 relating to improvement, cf. Section 58 of the Framework Regulations relating to individual decisions, Statoil Petroleum AS is ordered to:
The deadline for complying with this order is set at 1 March 2011. The PSA must be notified when the order has been carried out.
Order and notification of order
An order is a administrative decision made pursuant to the regulations.
Before the PSA makes an order, it usually issues a notification of order to the companies concerned.
A notification of order is neither a measure nor a warning of sanctions, but part of the PSA’s administrative process as specified in its established procedural rules.
The notification is merely a first step before an administrative decision is made.
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