The audit was carried out at Reinertsen AS in Trondheim according to the following schedule:
Background for the audit
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway shall establish standards for and follow up to ensure that the players in the petroleum activities maintain a high standard for health, safety and the environment, so that the risk of major accidents, undesirable incidents and work-related injuries and illness is reduced.
A central priority for our HSE follow-up is to ensure that the players follow up the technical condition of the facilities. In this connection, good follow-up during the engineering design phase is important in order to identify potential weaknesses which may have consequences for the operations phase.
Furthermore, follow-up of the modification project and follow-up of risk management and risk handling are prioritized.
Some important factors for implementation of the project are
Purpose of the audit
The purpose of the audit was to check whether the engineering design was planned and implemented in accordance with current regulatory requirements and accepted standards.
We also wanted to verify how the operating company (StatoilHydro) follows up the engineering services provider (Reinertsen) with emphasis on how
Result of the audit
The audit was held at an early stage in the implementation of the project. Through the audit, we received information about the project organizations of Reinertsen and StatoilHydro. Based on presentations and conversations, our impression was that there was potential for improvement with regard to the flow of information and knowledge of the project management system.
It is important that StatoilHydro has good follow-up routines, both internally and for its subcontractors. It is also important that central participants in the project are kept well-informed at an early stage, have good insight into the mangement system and quality plans and know what is to be delivered at different points in time.
A non-conformity relating to document handling in StatoilHydro was identified.
We have also identified five areas with potential for improvement. These areas are follow-up of quality plans, competance management, organisation chart, verification plan and presentation of job content.