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Audit of Statoil Tjeldbergodden - follow-up of incidents

During the period 4-6 September 2007, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit of how Statoil Tjeldbergodden (TBO) works to prevent undesirable incidents. No nonconformities in relation to regulatory requirements were identified during the audit.

The audit was carried out by means of interviews and verifications.


From Tjeldbergodden (photo: Harald Pettersen, Statoil)

Link:About Tjeldbergodden (Statoils homepage)

Background for the audit
The audit is based on requirements in the Temporary Regulations relating to safety and working environment for certain petroleum facilities onshore and related pipeline systems and the Regulations relating to systematic health, environment and safety work in enterprises (the Internal Control Regulations).

The audit targeted the following areas:

  • Further development of safety level.

  • Follow-up and further development of management systems.

  • Design and use of procedures at Tjeldbergodden.

  • Investigation of incidents.

  • Development, implementation and follow-up of measures following incidents.


Purpose of the audit
The purpose of the audit was to examine how TBO manages the preventative HSE work to avoid incidents, as well as to learn from actual undesirable incidents. Another objective of the audit activity was to attempt to ascertain management involvement to prevent incidents.

Result from the audit
The audit showed that systematic and methodical work takes place to prevent and learn from actual incidents at all levels of the organization.

No nonconformities were proven during the audit, but potential for improvement was noted regarding the handling of undesirable incidents.

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss