Norwegian watchdog PSA audits Statoil’s pipeline at Johan Sverdrup field

Norwegian watchdog PSA audits Statoil's pipeline at Johan Sverdrup field

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has carried out an audit of the export pipelines at Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.

The PSA carried out an audit of Statoil and the installation concept for the two pipelines from Johan Sverdrup.

The audit was conducted as a meeting at Statoil’s premises at Forus, followed by an audit at Saipem, which is responsible for performing the pipeline installation.

The oil from the Johan Sverdrup field will be piped to Mongstad in Hordaland. The gas will be transported through a pipeline linked to the Statpipe system, and then onwards to the processing facility at Kårstø in Rogaland.

No non-conformities were detected during the audit, PSA said.

However, improvement points were identified relating to the updating of governing documents and the plan for performing verifications.

Statoil has been given a deadline of February 15, 2017 to report on how the improvement points will be assessed.

The field is planned to start production in late 2019.

Culled from Subsea World News

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With oil production from the Eni-operated Goliat field in the Barents Sea still offline after a shutdown on Friday, Norwegian offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), has formally ordered an investigation.

As Offshore Energy Today reported on Monday, because a similar incident happened aboard the Goliat FPSO before, PSA Norway issued a notification of order to Eni to identify and implement necessary measures after the last event to come in compliance with environmental, health and safety legislation.

Also, the safety body has called for a meeting with Eni and Statoil (a partner in the project), whereby the Goliat licensees would present a comprehensive assessment of the proper way forward for Goliat. The PSA Norway is calling for the meeting to be held before the field resumes production.On Wednesday, PSA turned the notification of order into a formal order

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