Offshore safety body checks Repsol’s emergency preparedness at Gyda

Norwegian offshore safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), has found four improvement points during its audit of Repsol’s emergency preparedness and the helideck at the Gyda platform in the North Sea off Norway. 

The Gyda field is located in the southern North Sea between Ula and Ekofisk. It has been developed using an integrated facility with a steel jacket located in water depths of 66 meters.

Repsol took over operatorship of the Gyda field through the acquisition of Talisman Energy in 2015. The field started producing in 1990.

The PSA said on Monday that the audit was conducted from January 30 – February 1. The aim of the audit was for the safety body to see how Repsol is meeting the regulatory requirements for emergency preparedness and the helideck at Gyda.

No regulatory non-conformities were identified during the audit, but the audit did reveal improvement points regarding evacuation routes, maintenance of safety equipment, handling of hazard and accident situations at one of the cranes, and system for training and drills.

The PSA added that the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority provided specialist assistance for the part of the audit concerning the helideck.

Repsol was told to inform the PSA on how the improvement points will be assessed by April 7 at the latest.

Late last year, Repsol received a consent from the safety body to change the contingency plan for Gyda field. Up to then, Repsol has cooperated with AkerBP by sharing an emergency response vessel between the Ula and Gyda facilities. However, Repsol then decided to use its own man over board (MOB) boat.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 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 5

Africa Oil Week 2020

For over 25 years Africa Oil Week has been the meeting place for Africa’s most senior E&P stakeholders.

read more >

CERAWeek 2020

 Each year, CERA clients gathered for a few days in Houston…

read more >

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration…

read more >

2020 EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION STANDARDS CONFERENCE ON OILFIELD EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs.

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