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Audit of HSE systems in OSM Offshore AS

On 7 June 2007 the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit at OSM Offshore AS (OSM) in Kristiansand. The audit was linked to OSM's application for an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for the accommodation facility Port Reval, and was directed towards OSM's management system for health, safety and the environment.

Background for the audit
Port Reval is an Aker H3 submersible facility, delivered in 1976 and subsequently rebuilt for accommodation purposes. The facility is registered in the Bahamas. OSM Offshore AS will start activities for ConocoPhillips at the beginning of August 2007.

The audit is part of the processing of an application for (AoC) for Port Reval. The AoC-system was expanded from the beginning of the year, so that accommodation facilities also require an AoC for activities on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Purpose of the audit
The purpose of the audit was to verify the company's system for management of health, safety and the environment, and understanding of and compliance with the current HSE regulations.

The company was asked to demonstrate how the company's procedures fulfill the requirements in current regulations and how these have been applied to Port Reval to ensure prudent operation of the facility in the petroleum activities on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Result of the audit
The audit was conducted through presentations at OSM Offshore, interviews with selected personnel and spot checks of systems for follow-up of competence, non-conformities (Synergi) and maintenance (Star). OSM Offshore presented a well-specified HSE management system.

No non-conformities were found in areas subject to detailed verification beyond what OMS had identified in the AoC application. Some improvement items were identified in the systems for follow-up of non-conformities and maintenance.

Further verifications of the management system will be conducted in connection with audit activities on board the facility. Any non-conformities identified through audits on board will be processed in subsequent audit reports.

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss