Alvheim FPSO barrier management needs improvement
Between 4 and 18 March 2014, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Marathon’s follow-up of technical and operational barriers for the Alvheim FPSO vessel.
The objective of the activity was to assess whether Alvheim is being operated in accordance with the regulations, with a special emphasis on technical and operational barriers.
Non-conformities were identified in connection with: Barrier management system; The process safety system; Passive fire protection; Risk analysis.
In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:The emergency shutdown system; Fire protection of pipelines and equipment.