The audit focussed on:
The audit was carried out as a combination of interviews with selected personnel, documentation verification, inspection of the installation and function testing of selected safety systems.
Background for the audit
The Petroleum System Authority Norway sets the requirements for and ensures that the petroleum industry players maintain a high level of health, environment, safety and emergency preparedness, thus also contributing to the largest possible value creation for society.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway is to contribute to the reduction of risk levels in the offshore petroleum activities by ensuring that the players facilitate technical and operational integrity of the installations and following up the interaction of the people/technology/organization in HSE-critical systems.
The electrical and safety systems constitute key parts of the installation's technical barriers, and a good safeguarding of these is important to maintain an acceptable level of risk on the installation.
Purpose of the audit
The purpose of the audit was to verify that Statoil plans, implements and follows up the activity in accordance with the regulatory requirements concerning electrical and safety systems.
Result of the audit
The general impression of the electrical installations on Heidrun was good.
The audit activities disclosed several deviations from the regulations.
None of these were serious enough to justify an order, either separately or put together. In addition, the report contains items with improvement potential.
The audit disclosed discrepancies within the following areas:
In addition, a potential for improvement has been registered in the following areas:
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