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Audit - emergency preparedness on Tjeldbergodden

On 22 June 2004 the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit of how Statoil as an operator safeguards emergency preparedness on Tjeldbergodden. In general, the audit left us with a positive impression. The audit report was sent to Statoil on 1 July 2004.


The audit was conducted in a dialogue form, where Statoil presented the existing emergency preparedness plans for Tjeldbergodden and the PSA asked questions for clarification.

Photo: Statoil

Tjeldbergodden (Photo: Statoil)

The audit was concluded with a verification/guided tour of the actual facility.

Background for the audit

Effective from 1 January 2004, the PSA is authorized to monitor safety, emergency preparedness and the working environment for some land facilities, including Tjeldbergodden.

On the basis of this the PSA is to establish and conduct audits of the petroleum activities on land. In this connection the PSA is conducting a series of audit activities assessing how the operators handle matters related to emergency preparedness in the land facilities.

The audit on Tjeldbergodden is one in this series of audit activities.

Purpose of the audit

Through the audit the PSA wanted to gain a comprehensive overview of how matters relating to emergency preparedness are handled on Tjeldbergodden.

In this connection we refer particularly to the provisions in Section 47 of the temporary regulations on safety and working environment for some petroleum facilities on land and their associated pipeline systems (on emergency preparedness) and to Section 22 on alert of hazard and accident situations. We also refer to the provisions in Section 19 of the Fire and Explosion Protection Act (safety in the activities), Section 20, safety level in the activities with hazardous substances, etc. and to Section 21, preparedness obligation.

Result of the audit

The audit gave the PSA a comprehensive overview of how matters relating to emergency preparedness are handled on Tjeldbergodden. In general, the audit left us with a positive impression.

Emergency preparedness measures for Tjeldbergodden have been established and are being maintained in accordance with provisions and guidelines for industrial safety prepared by the Norwegian Industrial Safety and Security Organization (NSO).

Statoil has the paramount responsibility for emergency preparedness for Næringspark Tjeldbergodden, which includes Statoil Tjeldbergodden and Norferm.

A system for notifying the PSA of incidents has been established.

Contact person in the PSA:
Mike Theiss