Norway’s offshore oil safety body has asked AkerBP to improve the evacuation routes on the facilities servicing the Ivar Aasen field.
The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) carried out an audit of the facilities in the northern part of the North Sea in October.
The development comprises a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform with a steel jacket and a separate jack-up rig for drilling and completion.
Production from the field began on December 24.
The PSA said the audit into the emergency response systems revealed “non-conformities” relating to communications equipment, materials handling and user instructions for and marking of lifting equipment.
It also flagged up improvement points in connection with evacuation routes, materials handling plan and individual technical issues.
Field operator AkerBP, a tie-up between BP’s Norwegian division and Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA, has until February 1 to present its plans for dealing with the issues.
A spokesman for AkerBP said: “PSA’s audit, conducted prior to the Ivar Aasen start-up 24 December 2016, revealed three non-conformities. We will report on how the non-conformities and the improvement points will be dealt with to the PSA prior to the deadline 1 February.”