PSA Norway conducted an audit of Equinor focusing on drilling and emergency preparedness on the Statfjord C facility. The audit found a non-conformity and an improvement point.
From 1 to 7 June 2018, PSA Norway performed an audit of Equinor and its management of drilling and emergency preparedness on the Statfjord C facility.
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The goal of the audit was to identify if Equinor has systems for ensuring necessary well control competence and the integrity of well control equipment.
It also wanted to see the presence of a robust emergency preparedness organisation on board, so that a well control incident can be handled effectively.
The audit focused on the presence of established processes to ensure that assumptions, prerequisites, limitations and recommendations in the emergency preparedness analysis for Statfjord C were catered for and that these are communicated out to the emergency preparedness organisation, so that the operator is maintaining a competent emergency preparedness organisation.
We wanted to monitor that Equinor is working systematically to prevent major accidents.
The audit identified one regulatory non-conformity, regarding the function testing of boosters for the shearing function of blowout preventers.
It also identified improvement points regarding the use of emergency preparedness resources and systems for training and drills.