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Audit of mooring analyses - Safe Scandinavia

On 30 June 2004 and 1 July 2004 the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit of the site-specific mooring analyses that have been made in connection with the use of Safe Scandinavia as a flotel on the Sleipner field from August 2004. The main impression from the audit is that the analyses and evaluations were conducted in accordance with the regulatory requirements. The audit report was sent to Statoil ASA on 5 July 2004.


On 30 June the audit was conducted at Statoil's offices at Forus, while the second part of the audit was conducted at Global Maritime's (GM's) offices in Aberdeen the next day. During the audit in Aberdeen the shipping company that owns Safe Scandinavia (Prosafe) was also present.

Background for the audit

Statoil has been granted consent to use the mobile installation Safe Scandinavia as a flotel on the Sleipner field.

Safe Scandinavia uses mooring lines to stay in position, and in accordance with Section 64 of the Facilities Regulations a site-specific mooring analysis shall thus be conducted.

Purpose of the audit

The goal of the audit was to verify that the mooring analyses made were in accordance with current regulatory requirements.

Result of the audit

The main impression from the audit is that the site-specific mooring evaluations were implemented in accordance with the regulatory requirements.

Some observations were nevertheless made concerning improvement potential and non-conformances.

The non-conformances were related to verification and interpretation of the regulatory requirements.

Some observations concerned quality assurance of data and software used in the analyses.

Contact person in the PSA:
Mike Theiss