Statoil has been given a clean bill of health for its Johan Sverdrup drilling facility after an audit was carried out by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA).
The safety body said the assessment was a follow-up to an audit programme which began in 2014 in which a number of observations were made concerning the policies for materials handling,
occupational health and safety and barrier management.
The PSA said the purpose of the most recent audit was to assess whether Statoil and the EPC supplier Aibel have established management systems and follow-up practices to ensure that the Johan
Sverdrup drilling facility is engineering and constructed in compliance with regulations.
Statoil’s plans for development and operation for the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup project was approved in 2015 and production start-up is scheduled for late 2019.