Safety audit reveals barrier management flaws on Wintershall’s Brage

first_imgNorway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has found several non-conformities following an audit of Wintershall’s management of maintenance and barriers at Brage platform offshore Norway.From 27 to 29 September 2017, we carried out an audit of Wintershall’s management of maintenance and barriers at Brage.The objective of the audit was to assess how Wintershall is ensuring compliance with the authorities’ requirements, recognised standards and its own requirements in the operation and maintenance of Brage.We verified how management of barriers and maintenance is being addressed for Brage and examined in  particular the company’s own follow-up of changes of significance for maintenance management; the company’s efforts to improve maintenance management; the company’s efforts to ensure that important contributors to safety risk/uncertainty are identified, addressed and monitored; andthe company’s completion and implementation of Brage barrier strategies and performance standards.As a result of the audit, three non-conformities were identified in connection with barrier management, passive fire protection, and documentation.Three aspects with potential for improvement were also identified related to Short-term and long-term strategic objectives; performance standards; and action plans for emergency preparedness.Wintershall has been given a deadline of December 17, 2017, to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be addressed.The Brage field is Wintershall Norge’s first operated production field. It is located 13 kilometers east of Oseberg in the northern part of the North Sea, 125 kilometers west of Bergen.Wintershall took over operatorship of Brage from Statoil in October 2013. The field was developed using an integrated platform on a steel jacket. The oil from the field is transported by pipeline to Oseberg and from there to the Sture terminal, while gas is transported through Statpipe.last_img read more

Is this proof Liverpool should sign player from their Premier League rivals?

first_imgJavier Hernandez continues to prove his doubters wrong after scoring the equaliser in Mexico’s 2-2 draw with Costa Rica.The Manchester United player headed in a brilliant leveller for the Mexicans, returning to the side after an adminstration error kept him out of the Copa America.With Louis van Gaal saying Chicharito was surplus to requirements at Manchester United last season, the 27-year-old was sent to Real Madrid on loan where he scored nine goals in 33 appearances.Reports suggest that Hernandez wants a return to Los Blancos, but on a permanent deal, although Madrid are reluctant to buy. Starting as a substitute for the majority of his career in England, and in Spain, the forward admitted a lack of first-team opportunites has left him very frustrated.But it is suggested that a host of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, are after the prolific goal scorer – but the Red Devils seem reluctant to sell to rivals.READ: ‘I’D SOONER HAVE HIM THAN BENTEKE!’ – LIVERPOOL FANS SURPRISINGLY KEEN ON MAN UNITED STRIKERlast_img read more