PSA looks into Ivar Aasen (Norway)

Between 20 and 24 October 2014, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out an audit of Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) and the principal supplier’s project management of the Ivar Aasen development project, in the Norwegian part of the North Sea. 

The Ivar Asen field is being developed using a subsea template tied back to the Åsgard A production vessel. The field consists of a two-branch oil-producing well, a gas-injection well and a new subsea template with capacity for future wells.

The PSA says that the objective of the audit was to verify Det Norske’s and the supplier’s project management in the interests of achieving a robust solution in compliance with regulatory requirements.

According to the PSA, no non-conformities were identified during the audit.

Improvement points were identified in connection with: Systems and work methodologies; Capacity and competence; Firefighting; Documentation; Noise.

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