Equinor – Johan Sverdrup – start-up and operation

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 10/6/2023, Location: Europe

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out an audit of Equinor and its application of experience from the start-up and operation of Johan Sverdrup phase 2. The audit was conducted from 15 to 23 August 2023. Objective
The objective of the audit was to carry out an audit of Equinor's application of experience from the start-up and operation of Johan Sverdrup phase 2 for learning purposes, so as to reduce the probability of failure, hazard and accident situations linked to HC leaks.

Result
Three non-conformities were identified, concerning:
Deficient follow-up of the alarm systems
Deficient notification or reporting of incidents
Shortages of temporary containers

In addition, five improvement points were identified, concerning:
Barrier management
Collection of maintenance history
Start-up and operation of facilities
Follow-up
Planning the insulation work

What happens next?
We have asked Equinor to report by 23 October 2023 on how the non-conformities will be addressed and for their assessment of the improvement points observed.


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