Norway’s safety body gave a Wintershall a clean bill of health in its latest safety audit.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Wintershall’s management of pipeline fabrication for the development of the Maria field.
The field is located in the Haltenbanken area of the Norwegian Sea, around 200 kilometres from the mainland. The field, which is the first Wintershall has been operator of, lies in 300 metres of water and has been developed using subsea solutions tied back to various nearby facilities.
It is due to come on stream in 2018.
PSA carried out a two week audit of the field, including examining sub-contractor Subsea 7’s fulfilment of its responsibility for complying with regulatory requirements and those of the operator.
A PSA spokesperson said: “No regulatory non-conformities were detected during this audit.
“Improvement points were identified in connection with the work description for the operator’s on-site representatives for the pipeline fabrication, and with the organisation chart for the welding control function.
“We have asked Wintershall to report on how these improvement points will be assessed by 27 March 2017.”
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