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Audit of Noreco’s management of preparedness-related aspects of exploration drilling

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Noreco’s management of preparedness-related factors in connection with the drilling of exploration well 7228/1-1 with the Aker Barents mobile drilling facility.

The objective of the audit activity was to verify the facility’s organisation and management systems related to the preparedness discipline, against applicable regulatory requirements.

No nonconformities were identified.

Improvement items were identified in relation to:

  • internal nonconformity handling
  • strategy for rescuing people in lifeboats
  • weather forecasts and meteorological observations