Between 18 February and 7 March 2014, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway carried out an audit of Statoil’s work to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements for barrier management in the Gina Krog development project.
The objective of the activity was to audit Statoil’s own management system for ensuring compliance with the regulatory requirements for risk and barrier management from a life-cycle perspective. It was of particular importance to elucidate how the company has assessed the relationship between risk and hazard assessments, the need for barriers and the barriers’ role specifically on the Gina Krog installation.
Non-conformities were identified in connection with fire design loads and the fire water system.
In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with: Risk management; Barrier management system; Fire divisions; Partitioning and pressure relief; Ignition source control and ATEX; Vulnerability analysis; Classification; Fire resistance of deck grating.