PSA Inspects Statoil’s Visund A Ops

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has carried out an audit of Statoil focused on how it safeguards the planning and execution of drilling and well operations on Visund A.

The objective was to verify that Statoil and its contractors in the Visund organisation meet the regulatory requirements, PSA explained.

The audit identified three regulatory non-conformities, concerning the diverter system in the BOP stack; pressure control equipment; and the company’s own follow-up and assessment of maintenance, maintenance effectiveness and maintenance history in the drilling facility.

In addition, five improvement points were identified in connection with certified well-control competence for individual job positions; roles and requirements for competence concerning risk assessments; identification and description of safety-critical tasks; information for the safety delegate service; and information dissemination and employee participation in connection with change processes.

PSA has given a deadline to Statoil until September 25, 2017, to report on how the non-conformities will be dealt with.

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