Aker BP – Ula and Valhall Assets – Implementation of New Operating Model

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 1/13/2022, Location: Europe

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out an audit of Aker BP and their implementation of a new operating model for Ula and Valhall Assets. The audit was conducted between 31 August and 26 November 2021.

The objective of the audit was to assess how Aker BP ensures compliance with the regulatory requirements concerning the management of major accident risk, barriers and emergency preparedness in respect of the introduction of a new operating model in the Ula and Valhall operating areas.

Non-conformities were identified within the following systems and areas:
• follow-up of performance requirements relating to operational and organisational barriers
• manning in the offshore organisation
• training and drills
• work processes

Furthermore, two improvement points were identified in the following systems and areas:
• competence
• manning in the onshore organisation

What happens now?
We have asked Aker BP to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed. We have also requested the company's assessment of the improvement points observed. The reply deadline is set at 4 February 2022.

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