The audit was conducted between 11 and 26 March 2021.
The choice of this topic of supervision is mainly based on incident reports from the industry that point to a risk of personal injury from work on pressurised systems. This is especially true in respect of the use of temporary equipment and the interconnection of systems. In November 2019, an incident at Heimdal resulted in serious injury to two people. A safety notice was issued by the operator shortly after the incident. The incident was investigated by both the PSA and the operator, and learning points from the operator's investigation report have been shared with the industry on the www.alwayssafe.no website.
The objective of the audit was to assess how ConocoPhillips ensures compliance with regulatory requirements concerning the prevention of acute personal injuries in work where pressure poses a risk.
No non-conformities were identified during this audit, but we observed one aspect that we have categorised as an improvement point. This concerned the follow-up of identified measures.
What happens now?
We have asked ConocoPhillips to provide its assessment of the improvement point observed by 29 June 2021.