Background for the audit
In the award letter from the Ministry, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) is ordered to
Experience from previous audits, as well as reported incidents from Ekofisk, have also helped form the background for the audit.
Purpose of the audit
The objective of the audit was to verify that safety is ensured through management of technical and operational factors when planning and executing activities.
Another objective is to verify that CoPNo follows up undesirable incidents in a satisfactory manner through registration, internal and external reporting, identification of causes and actions, as well as utilizing the experiences gained from incidents in the preventive safety work.
Result of the audit
The audit activity revealed certain non-conformances with the regulations. None of these were so serious, neither individually nor together, that they provided grounds for issuing an order.
The report also contains items where there is a potential for improvement.
A status of maintenance on the Ekofisk complex as of October 2004 shows that the outstanding workload has been reduced during the course of the past year.
This applies to both corrective (PM02) and preventive (PM01) maintenance activities.
The total volume of outstanding PM02 maintenance activities is in the order of 1600 work orders, and priority is being given to further reducing this work volume.
We thank ConocoPhillips for good facilitation, cooperation and assistance in connection with implementation of the audit activity.
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