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Acknowledgement of Compliance for Askeladden

KCA Deutag Drilling Norge AS has received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for Askeladden.


On 25 October 2017, KCA Deutag Drilling Norge AS received the PSA's Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for Askeladden.

Askeladden is a jack-up drilling facility of the Gusto MSC CJ70-X150-ST CAT-J (Cat J) type.

The facility was built in South Korea by Samsung Heavy Industries and completed in 2017. It is owned by production licence 050 (Gullfaks) and operated by KCA Deutag Drilling Norge AS. Askeladden is registered in Norway and classified by DNV GL.

In total, 64 mobile facilities have received an Acknowledgement of Compliance from the PSA.

The Acknowledgement of Compliance means that Askeladden and relevant parts of KCA Deutag Drilling's organisation and management systems are considered to be in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements for petroleum activities.

Our decision is based on the information provided in the AoC application concerning the technical condition of the facility and the applicant's organisation and management system, as well as the authorities' verifications and other case processing.

The validity of the Acknowledgement of Compliance assumes that KCA Deutag Drilling ensures that the facility and relevant parts of the company’s organisation and management systems are maintained so as to fulfil the terms and conditions set out in the PSA’s decision.

Audits in connection with the AoC application
In connection with the AoC application for Askeladden, we carried out audits within a number of disciplines:

Management audit in 2016

Logistics, drilling and maintenance management

Technical safety, electrical facilities and the working environment

Logistics

Emergency preparedness

We carried out more audits in the course of processing the AoC application. The reports from these are in preparation and will be published here when they are complete.