The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway last month carried out an inspection of GDF Suez’s and contractors’ work to to identify and follow up potential groups exposed to risk (RUG) on the Gjøa semi-submersible production platform, located 45 kilometres from land near the northern boundary of the North Sea, Norway.
The PSA said that the objective of the activity was to verify that GDF SUEZ and contractors on the Gjøa platform have organized a functional management system which entails that risks for groups of employees have been identified, mapped and followed up, so that working environment and personnel circumstances are fully prudent in all parts of the contract chain. Furthemore, the PSA wanted to see if the GDF SUEZ and contractors have assessed the significance of risk for framework conditions.
“We identified one nonconformity associated with mappings and risk assessments of self-produced noise from handheld tools,” said the PSA in a satement.
The PSA goes on to say: “We identified improvement items in relation to the ordering system for chemicals, noise exposure, training in use of protective equipment.”
Partners in Gjøa are GDF SUEZ (30%), Petoro (30%), Statoil (20%), Shell (12%) and RWE Dea (8%) .Recoverable reserves from Gjøa dield are 82 million barrels of oil and condensate, and 40 billion cubic metres of gas.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, July 13, 2012