Petrojarl Knarr FPSO approved for work in Norway
Teekay Petrojarl Production AS (Teekay) has received the PSA Norway’s Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO.
An Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) is a statement from the PSA expressing the authorities’ confidence that a petroleum activity can be performed by the facility within the regulatory framework.
FPSO Petrojarl Knarr is to be used on the Knarr field, where BG Norge AS is the operator. Teekay is responsible for operation of the FPSO. The Knarr field is in the North Sea, around 50 kilometres north-east of Snorre.
FPSO Petrojarl Knarr is classified by DNV GL and sails under the Bahamian flag. The Petrojarl Knarr floating, production, storage & offloading unit was built by Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea. The FPSO then underwent final preparations at the Aibel’s Haugesund yard, before sailing away towards the Knarr field.
In its statement, the PSA Norway said: “It is the PSA’s assessment that petroleum activities may be carried out using the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO facility within the regulatory framework. The 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.”
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