Visund is an oil and gas field located east of the Snorre field in the northern sector of the North Sea. Water depth in the area is approximately 335 metres. The development comprises a semi-submersible steel production, drilling and quarters platform (Visund A). Production began in 1999.
From 29 March to 7 April 2017, we carried out an audit of Statoil focused on how it safeguards the planning and execution of drilling and well operations on Visund A. The objective was to verify that Statoil and its contractors in the Visund organisation meet the regulatory requirements.
The audit identified three regulatory non-conformities, concerning:
In addition, five improvement points were identified in connection with:
We have asked Statoil to report on how the non-conformities will be dealt with. The deadline for this has been set at 25 September 2017.
Eileen Brundtland, press contact
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