In June of this year, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) issued a notification of order to Statoil in connection with an audit activity aimed at simultaneous operations and modifications on the Troll A facility.
The following order is issued in concurrence with the notification, but with an amended deadline:
Pursuant to Section 58 of the Framework Regulations relating to individual decisions, Statoil Petroleum AS is ordered to establish internal requirements for the use of night work, cf. Section 5 of the Management Regulations relating to internal requirements, and also to carry out an assessment of whether the night work on Troll A is in accordance with Section 53 of the Framework Regulations relating to night work, cf. Section 13 of the Management Regulations relating to general requirements for analyses and Section 8 of the Management Regulations relating to the basis and criteria for decisions.
The deadline for complying with the part of the order relating to carrying out an assessment of whether the night work on Troll A is in accordance with the regulations, cf. Sections 13 and 8 of the Management Regulations is set at 26 July 2010. We must be notified when the order is carried out and the result of the assessment must be sent to the PSA.
The deadline for complying with the part of the order aimed at establishing internal requirements, cf. Section 5 of the Management Regulations, is set at 1 November 2010.
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.