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Order following audit of Talisman Energy on Yme

In December 2009, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of preparation for operation, completion, preservation and preparations for maintenance of Yme at the shipyard in Abu Dhabi. We have now issued an order to the operating company Talisman Energy Norge AS (TENAS), as previously notified.

The audit was particularly directed at how TENAS ensures that Single Buoy Mooring (SBM), as the contractor, carries out design and fabrication according to the regulatory requirements within these areas.

During the audit, several nonconformities in relation to the regulatory requirements, in addition to nonconformities in relation to the company's own governing documents and procedures were identified.

Link to the audit report and notification of order

In accordance with the notification, we hereby issue the following order:

Pursuant to Section 58 of the Framework Regulations relating to administrative decisions, cf. Section 3 of the Management Regulations relating to management of health, environment and safety, the Activities Regulations, Section 22, relating to procedures and Chapter IX relating to maintenance, Talisman Energy Norge AS is ordered to document that preservation of systems and equipment is carried out according to a common and uniform procedure which takes into account site-specific conditions, cf. Chapter 5 of the report. The deadline for complying with the order is set at 15 February 2010.

We must be notified when the order has been complied with.

About “orders” vs. “notification of order":
An order is a administrative decision made pursuant to the regulations. Before we issue an order, we usually submit a "notification of order" to the companies involved.

A notification of order is neither a measure nor a warning of sanctions, but part of our administrative process in accordance with the established rules of procedure. The notification is just a first step before an administrative decision is made.

Journal 2009/1503 (document in Norwegian)