Petroleum Safety Authority Norway

03/07/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/07/2019 04:15

Audit of Equinor – Johan Sverdrup living quarters platform (LQ)

The objective of the audit was to verify that Equinor's management and follow-up of safety systems and electrical facilities in connection with readying the LQ for operation complied with the authorities' requirements.

The audit involved a presentation of experiences and statuses of completion of systems and facilities, outstanding work and any plans for work that needs to be performed offshore. There was work still outstanding on safety systems and electrical facilities.

The audit identified two improvement points in the following areas:

  • Deficiencies in the storage of safety equipment for switchrooms
  • Deficient reviewing of reference documents in electrotechnical analyses

Equinor has been given a deadline of 1 April 2019 to report on how the improvement points will be addressed.