PSA audits Ivar Aasen load-bearing

From 23 to 25 April 2014, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Det norske’s follow-up of the Ivar Aasen project.

Illustration: The Ivar Aasen platform, approximately 230 meters high, here placed next to the Tyholt tower (124 meters high) in Trondheim.

The objective was to verify that engineering of the load-bearing structures was in compliance with applicable regulations.
No non-conformities were identified.

Improvement points were identified in connection with redundancy controls;  Documentation; Non-conformity handling;  Fatigue classification of jacket elements.

Related: Norway Approves Ivar Aasen Field Development

The Ivar Aasen project is situated west of the Johan Sverdrup-field in the North Sea, containing approximately 150 million barrels of oil equivalents. First oil is expected in the fourth quarter of 2016. Det norskes’s share of production is approximately 16,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from Q4 2016 and 23,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day at plateau in 2019.

The Ivar Aasen development comprises production of the resources in three discoveries; Ivar Aasen, Hanz and West Cable. The fields are being developed with a manned platform located above the Ivar Aasen discovery and a subsea installation on Hanz tied to the Ivar Aasen platform by means of a flowline and umbilical system.

 

Press Release, June 27, 2014

 

 

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