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Audit of flexible risers at Gjøa

The PSA has carried out an audit of the integrity management of flexible risers and associated safety-related equipment at Gjøa.


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:

  • Categorisation of non-conformities
  • Documentation of valve test results
  • Maintenance management
  • Governing documentation

GDF SUEZ has been given a deadline of 23 October 2015 to report on how the improvement points will be assessed.


Non-conformity:
Entails that a condition is assessed as not complying with a regulatory requirement.

Improvement point:
Entails that we have identified a deficiency or weakness, without there being sufficient grounds for determining a breach of regulatory requirements.

Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77