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Order following audit of technical safety on Yme

During the period 9 – 11 December 2008 the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit of the construction of Yme MOPUstor as regards the discipline technical safety. On the basis of our findings during the audit we have issued an order as previously notified to Talisman Energy Norge AS (TENAS).

The audit was conducted at the construction yard in Abu Dhabi. We focused particularly on the following areas:

  • Systems for fire-fighting
  • Passive fire protection and fire breaks
  • Instrumentation safety systems

Link: Audit report wth notification of order following the audit of technical safety on Yme

The order to TENAS reads as follows:
Pursuant to Sections 5 and 58 of the Framework Regulations as well as Section 3 of the Management Regulations, Talisman Energy Norge AS is instructed to ensure that the project organization has adequate staffing and competent to manage the activity of including  passive fire protection on Yme MOPUstor, cf. Chapter 5 of the report.

The deadline for complying with the order is set at 15 February 2009. We must be notified when the order has been complied with.

The decision may be appealed pursuant to Section 28 of the Public Administration Act. The deadline is three weeks from receipt of the order. The appeal body is the Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion. The appeal shall be sent to the PSA.

TENAS shall inform the employee representatives and safety delegates of the order, cf. Section 18-6, eighth paragraph of the Working Environment Act.