The audit targeted selected parts of Transocean’s maintenance management system, and how it is used and followed up in the organisation onshore and offshore.
The audit activity revealed that Transocean’s maintenance management system still did not satisfy the regulatory requirements. The activity was carried out in the form of spot checks on a random selection of equipment and documentation.
Examples of important factors include:
In addition to this, the activity revealed deficiencies in the company’s own follow-up, internal audits and completion of modification and maintenance activities.
On this basis, the PSA issued a notification of order to Transocean on 22 March 2012.
In accordance with the notification, the following order has been issued to Transocean:
"Pursuant to Section 69 of the Framework Regulations relating to administrative decisions, cf. Section 6 of the Management Regulations relating to management of health, safety and environment, Section 8 relating to internal requirements and Section 21 relating to follow-up, Transocean Offshore ltd NUF is ordered to initiate the following measures:
cf. Sections 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4 and 5.1.5 of the report.
Order and notification of order
An order is an administrative decision made pursuant to the regulations.
Before the PSA makes an order, it usually issues a notification of order to the companies concerned.
A notification of order is neither a measure nor a warning of sanctions, but part of the PSA’s administrative process as specified in its established procedural rules.
The notification is merely a first step before an administrative decision is made.
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