Irregularities spotted during Alvheim risk factor management audit

Norwegian offshore safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), has found several safety issues during an audit of Aker BP’s management of risk factors on the Alvheim field off Norway. 

The PSA said on Wednesday that the audit identified five non-conformities and one improvement point.

Namely, the non-conformities concerned the management of the working environment, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, noise exposure harmful to hearing, benzene exposure, and information and training on occupational health and safety.

The improvement point is related to the employer’s duties toward employees other than its own.

The objective of the audit, conducted from August 23 to September 7, was to check whether the company’s management of change processes, working environment risk, and arrangements for genuine employee participation complied with the regulatory requirements.

The PSA added that the audit showed that changes resulting from the integration process at Aker BP have provisionally had limited influence on the Alvheim FPSO, but the integration has led to new procedures which may be difficult to find out about.

The Alvheim operating organization established ways to discuss HSE matters with the participation of a safety delegate service. The safety watchdog said that it gained an impression that both management and the safety delegate service were focused on improving employee participation.

The safety agency asked Aker BP to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed by December 1, 2017.

As for the field, the Alvheim field in the North Sea, close to the boundary with the UK shelf, is located around 260 kilometers west of Stavanger. The field was developed using a floating production unit and subsea wells.

The greater Alvheim area comprises of the discoveries Alvheim (Kneler, Boa, and Kameleon) and the fields Vilje, Volund, and Bøyla. The oil from the fields is shipped from Alvheim by tanker, and the gas is exported by pipeline to St. Fergus in Scotland. Production began in 2008.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Jul 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit 2019

Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit will once again examine the industry’s developments…

read more >

8th OIL & GAS AFRICA 2019 CONFERENCE

OIL & GAS AFRICA is one of the most prime regional & international Oil and Gas conferences in East Africa…

read more >

Gas Indonesia Summit 2019

Gas Indonesia Summit & Exhibition is returning for the fourth edition in Jakarta…

read more >

Shanghai Int Petrochemical and Offshore Oil & Gas and Chemical Industry Technology and Equipment Exhibition 2019

cippe Shanghai has attracts both…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply