GDF SUEZ E&P Norge (GDF SUEZ) is the operator on the Gjøa field, which is an oil and gas field in the North Sea, around 45 km north-west of the Sognefjord. Gjøa has been developed using subsea templates tied back to a semi-submersible integrated facility. The oil is transported to Mongstad via the Troll II pipeline, while the gas is transported to St Fergus in Scotland via a pipeline connected to the FLAGS pipeline system on the UK continental shelf.
The PSA has carried out an audit of GDF SUEZ's integrity management of flexible risers and associated safety-related equipment on board the facility. The audit was conducted as a meeting with the organisation onshore on 17 August, and as a verification on board the facility from 31 August to 2 September 2015.
No regulatory non-conformities were detected during this audit.
Improvement points were identified in connection with:
GDF SUEZ has been given a deadline of 23 October 2015 to report on how the improvement points will be assessed.
Entails that a condition is assessed as not complying with a regulatory requirement.
Entails that we have identified a deficiency or weakness, without there being sufficient grounds for determining a breach of regulatory requirements.
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