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Audit of Equinor – Statfjord A

We have carried out an audit of Equinor focused on the company’s follow-up of the technical condition of structures following the life extension for the Statfjord A facility.


The audit was conducted from 7 to 9 November 2018.

Background
The Statfjord A facility is the first and oldest of the three production platforms on the Statfjord field in the North Sea. The facility was installed in 1977. Originally, it had a planned 30-year operating life, lasting until 2007. In 2008, the PSA gave Statoil (now Equinor) consent for a life extension for Statfjord A of a further 20 years, until the end of 2027.

Equinor now expects production to end in 2022.

Objective
The objective of the audit was to verify how Equinor is safeguarding the technical condition of load-bearing structures on the facility that are being operated beyond their design life.

Result
No non-conformities were identified during the audit. We observed two improvement points relating to the monitoring and control of failure mechanisms and the monitoring of performance and technical condition, and have asked Equinor to give us their assessment of these by 4 February 2019.

Øyvind Midttun, press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77