From 25-28 August 2014, the PSA carried out an audit of Statoil's management of emergency preparedness at Veslefrikk A and B.


The objective of the audit was to gain an overview of the operating company's processes and systems that contribute to ensuring comprehensive emergency preparedness management on the facilities at Veslefrikk.

The audit was focused on processes for ensuring that assumptions, prerequisites, limitations and recommendations in the emergency preparedness for Veslefrikk are catered for, and that they are communicated to the emergency preparedness organisation.


The audit identified non-conformities in respect of regulatory requirements relating to eEmergency preparedness performance requirements.

Improvement points were detected relating to:

  • Co-training of personnel in the emergency preparedness organisation
  • Communications equipment for search and rescue teams
  • Safety signage and labelling


Entails that a condition is assessed as not complying with a regulatory requirement.

Improvement point:

Entails that we have identified a deficiency or weakness, without there being sufficient grounds for determining a breach of regulatory requirements.