Ekofisk 2/4-K and B
The audit was initiated with a prejob meeting in the onshore organisation on 11 March 2009 at CoPSAS in Tananger with representatives from the operating company, drilling contractor and well service company.
The audit continued onshore on 31 March and 1 April 2009 with interviews involving relevant personnel in the onshore organisation, as well as a guided tour of the CoPSAS premises for management of well integrity and integrated operations.
During the period 20 April – 23 April 2009, verifications and interviews were conducted with relevant personnel on the Ekofisk Kilo and Ekofisk Bravo facilities.
Background for the audit
This year the PSA has established specific main priorities which have been helpful in the preparation of this activity. Our target areas are concentrated on continuous improvement of HSE management, technical and operational integrity in connection with lifetime extensions and use of integrated operations.
Based on the application for consent for a lifetime extension, we have identified a need for verifying the circumstances relating to activities on the facilities. This has resulted in a need for reviewing the company's further plans in connection with safeguarding well integrity.
Purpose of the audit
The purpose of the audit was to verify the company's compliance with relevant requirements related to HSE management in the drilling and well areas on the Ekofisk Kilo and Ekofisk Bravo facilities.
The following topics related to HSE management of the activities were included in the audit:
Result of the audit
We noted a good working relationship between the operator, drilling contractor and well service company on Ekofisk.
One nonconformity and seven items with a potential for improvement were recorded.
Chapter 5.1 of the report recorded:
Chapter 5.2 of the report contains potential improvements relating to:
Interviews were carried out with the safety delegate and main safety delegate on the Ekofisk Kilo/Bravo facilities.