PSA audits Gullfaks A maintenance management

OE Staff
Friday, November 20, 2015

From 2-4 September 2015, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Statoil Petroleum's maintenance management at Gullfaks A (GFA).

The audit is part of the processing of the application for consent for an operating life extension for GFA.

The objective of the audit was to assess whether Statoil's maintenance management at GFA complies with the regulations and the company's own requirements.

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.


Non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Employee participation
  • Planning
  • Fire divisions

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Goals and requirements
  • Maintenance program and maintenance effectiveness

Statoil has been given a deadline of 30 November 2015 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be dealt with.

Image: Gullfaks map/Statoil

Categories: Regulations Energy Europe Maintenance Engineering

Related Stories

Lottery System to Decide Who Wins Rights to Giant Danish Offshore Wind Farm

NEO Energy to Buy JX Nippon's UK Oil and Gas Business

Equinor, Partners to Invest $1.1 B in Further Development of Oseberg Field

Current News

Seanovent, Strohm in Offshore Wind-to-hydrogen Collab

Lhyfe, DORIS to Install Hydrogen Production System on Floating Wind Turbine

Seplat Looking to Buy Exxon's Shallow Water Fields in Nigeria

U.S. Oil Drilling Review Proposes Higher Fees, Development Curbs

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News