PSA Audits Marathon’s Alvheim FPSO Barrier Management

Between 4 and 18 March 2014, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway carried out an audit of Marathon’s follow-up of technical and operational barriers for the Alvheim FPSO vessel.

PSA Audits Marathon's FPSO 'Alvheim' for Barrier Management

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, improvements points were identified in connection with the emergency shutdown system and fire protection of pipelines and equipment.

Press Release, May 22, 2014