Eni ordered to fix ‘serious breaches’ on Goliat FPSO

The Goliat floating production, storage and off-loading unit
The Goliat floating production, storage and off-loading unit

Eni Norway has been reprimanded by the Norwegian safety watchdog over “serious breaches” of regulations in regard to the Barents Sea based Goliat floating production and storage offloading vessel (FPSO).

The Petroleum Safety Authority carried out an audit in regard to electrical facilities on the facility earlier this year.

The objective was to follow up how Eni complies with technical, operational and organizational regulatory requirements related to electrical installations at Goliat FPSO.

The activity was specifically aimed at electrical safety and responsibility for the electrical installations.

The investigation also found that previously highlighted issues had not been followed up.

These related to a complete systematic mapping of potential ignition sources related to Ex-Ex electrical motors.

During the audit, deviations were identified for: follow-up and non-discrimination, electrical safety and responsibility for the electrical installations, management and risk assessment of conditions related to ignition control.

Further improvement points were identified for notification of hazard and accident situations, planning and prioritization, heating cable installation.

Eni Norway has until December 11 to report back on how it plans to address the issues.

The company has been contacted for comment.

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