Statoil is the operator of Åsgard, an oil and gas field at Haltenbanken in the Norwegian Sea, around 200 kilometres from the Trøndelag coast. The field has been developed using the two mobile production facilities Åsgard A and B, along with the storage facility Åsgard C.
Production from Åsgard A began in 1999, while Åsgard B and C came on stream in 2000.
With this audit, we wanted to see how Statoil is maintaining the integrity of load-bearing structures and maritime systems in the facility's operational phase. The aim was to investigate whether the scope of inspections, methods and assessment of results complied with the regulatory requirements.
No regulatory non-conformities were identified during the audit.
However, improvement points were detected relating to:
We have asked Statoil to report on how these improvement points will be assessed by 15 April 2017.
Øyvind Midttun, press contact
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