Safety Watchdog: Gullfaks B Escape Routes Not Well Maintained
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out an audit of the management of emergency preparedness at Gullfaks B platform at the Statoil-operated Gullfaks oil and gas field in the Norwegian North Sea.
Gullfaks field was discovered in 1979 and has been developed using three large Condeep platforms, Gullfaks A, Gullfaks B and Gullfaks C.
The PSA has found that the maintenance of evacuation routes was not complying with a regulatory requirement.
Improvement points were also identified relating to incompatible work tasks, and training of emergency response personnel.
The PSA has given Statoil a deadline of November 5, 2015, to report on how the non-conformity and improvement points will be dealt with.
- Offshore Energy Today
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- October 2, 2015
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