PSA probes Statoil’s Asgard subsea compression project

On May 28, 2015, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway carried out an audit of Statoil’s Åsgard subsea compression project. 

The Åsgard field lies on the Halten Bank in the Norwegian Sea, about 200 kilometres off mid-Norway and 50 kilometres south of Heidrun.

Statoil recently started the installation of the modules that collectively constitute Åsgard subsea gas compression.

The objective of the audit was to obtain an update and status for the project and to verify that it is being planned and executed in compliance with the regulatory requirements.

The regulator did not identify any non-conformities. However, an improvement point was identified in connection with the maintenance programme.

The PSA noted that Statoil has been given a deadline of September 25, 2015 to report on how the improvement point will be dealt with.

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