Background for the audit
ConocoPhillips plans to use Port Reval (Photo) as a flotel on the Eldfisk field from the autumn of 2005 to the summer of 2006. Port Reval is held in position by anchor chains.
Due to the events of recent years on the Norwegian Shelf, we have carried out a series of audits related to site-specific considerations that, pursuant to the regulatory framework, shall be carried out prior to anchoring mobile facilities.
Purpose of the audit
The object of the activity was to perform an audit with site-specific assessments being made in connection with Port Reval being used at Eldfisk.
The audit involved activities both at ConocoPhillips, OSM, Global Maritime, which carries out calculations, and at the manufacturer of the software that is used in the anchoring analyses.
Result of the audit
ConocoPhillips facilitated the audit well, and the general impression following the audit is positive. Nevertheless, observations were made as regards deviations and potential for improvement.
ConocoPhillips has not verified the analyses as required in the regulatory framework. This is a deviation.
The analysis work to be carried out in connection with positioning the Port Reval is comprehensive, and the analyses are often complex. In order for the analyses to provide the desired quality, it is important that the values of the parameters that are used are correct. In this context, the operator's verification activity is especially important.
Of the points that require improvement, we would particularly like to emphasize:
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