The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out an audit of Equinor and its management of materials handling and the working environment on the Martin Linge B facility. The audit was conducted from 4 to 13 May 2022.
The objective of the audit was to monitor how Equinor, as the field’s operator, fulfils its supervisory responsibility within the working environment and materials handling at Martin Linge B. This included verifying that the management of working environment risk and materials handling on board complied with the regulatory requirements. The audit also included a follow-up of observations from previous audits.
The following non-conformity was identified:
• Deficient follow-up of suppliers
Follow-up of previous non-conformities
During the audit, we also verified how Equinor has rectified certain previously identified non-conformities. We found that the following non-conformities had not been addressed in line with the company’s feedback of 27 April 2021 and 20 August 2018:
• Non-conformity concerning deficient supplier follow-up, with reference to chapter 5.1.2 of the audit report of 22 March 2021 pursuant to the audit of materials handling and the working environment at Martin Linge
• Non-conformity concerning completion of cranes, with reference to chapter 5.1.2 of the audit report of 30 July 2018 pursuant to the audit of materials handling, cranes and lifting at Martin Linge B.
What happens now?
We have asked Equinor to report to us by 30 September 2022 on how the non-conformity concerning deficient supplier follow-up will be addressed.