PSA: Gullfaks A platform needs improvements

From 3 to 7 March 2014, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) and Gullfaks A platform in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.

The objective of the audit was to assess the company’s control and management of materials handling, the technical condition of lifting equipment and lifting operations, and the company’s management of lifting equipment maintenance at Gullfaks A.
Non-conformities were identified in connection with: improvement points; competence; offshore cranes; lifting gear; BOP cranes; emergency procedures; scaffolding; personnel lifts

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with: wear on wire rope for boom; lifting equipment; resource requirements; competence; lifting operations; technical condition – railings; pipe handling crane – procedures; maintenance system; pipe handling crane – declaration of conformity; access to pipe handling crane; safety gates; barrier diagrams for the drilling modules.

Gullfaks A was installed in the North Sea in 1986 and started production in December the same year. In recent years the platform has been extended with the satellite subsea wells Rimfaks and Gullveig. The GFA platform is designed for 135m water depth, is 165 m high and has drilling, production, accommodation and oil storage. The base has four shafts and 24 cells.

 

Press Release, March 31, 2014

 

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