Statoil has been given until November 30 to respond to non-conformities and improvements identified by Norwegian authorities following an inspection audit of the Gullfaks A platform.
The audit was to assess whether Statoil’s maintenance management complied with the regulations and the company’s own requirements.
The Petroleum Safety Authority highlighted non-conformities in relation to employee participation, planning and fire division. It noted improvement points in respect of its maintenance programme and effectiveness, goals and requirements.
The audit, carried out on September 2-4, is part of the processing of the application for consent for an operating life extension for Gullfaks A.
Key topics for the audit included: implementation of Statoil’s strategy for maintenance management, ongoing improvement measures, development and assessment of the facility’s overall maintenance requirements now and in the event of extended operation, risk management, the company’s own follow-up, management involvement and employee participation.
Statoil has been given a deadline of 30 November 2015 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be dealt with.