PSA finds various breaches in Rowan Gorilla VI jack-up audit

  • Exploration & Production

From 27 January to 5 February 2015, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway carried out an audit of Rowan Norway Ltd’s management of major accident risk and systems for barrier management on Rowan Gorilla VI (RGVI).

The Rowan Gorilla VI  is a Super Gorilla class jack-up drilling rig owned by Rowan Companies.

According to the PSA, the objective of the audit was to monitor that Rowan has implemented a system to fulfill the regulatory requirements for risk management.

Non-conformities were identified in connection with: Maintenance systems; Personnel training; MOB boat preparedness; Governing documentation; Choke valve.

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:Emergency preparedness analysis; System for performing and following up drills; Securing of equipment; System for ensuring competence of new personnel; Competence requirements for performance of work operations; Response team routines; Valves in the drilling fluid system; Air cylinders for smoke divers.

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