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Aker Spitsbergen granted Acknowledgement of Compliance

The mobile drilling facility Aker Spitsbergen was on 10 July 2009 granted an Acknowledgement of Compliance by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA).

Aker Spitsbergen is an Aker H-6e class facility and is currently (together with Aker Barents) the world’s largest drilling facility. The hull was built in Dubai, while the deck was completed and equipped at the Aker Solutions yard at Stord.

Aker Spitsbergen
Aker Spitsbergen 

The facility is operated by Aker Drilling Operation AS (Aker Drilling).

Aker Spitsbergen and relevant parts of the Aker Drilling organisation and management system have been reviewed and found to be in compliance with the applicable regulatory requirements for the petroleum industry.

Our decision is based on information provided in the AoC application regarding the technical status of the facility, the applicant’s organisation and management system, as well as the authorities’ verifications and general procedure.

The validity of the AoC requires that Aker Drilling ensures that the facility and relevant parts of the company’s organisation and management system are maintained, ensuring that the terms and requirements of the PSA’s decision are maintained.