We conducted an audit of Statoil's barrier management at Kristin from 6 to 10 March 2017. The audit took place as a meeting at Statoil's premises, followed by interviews, discussions and verifications on the Kristin facility.


The audit was part of a series of audits aimed at the participants' management of barriers in offshore activities.

The audit was informed by the reorganisation processes that the industry is currently undertaking. It is the participants' responsibility to ensure that the requirements for prudent activities, continuous improvement and risk reduction are still fulfilled in such processes.


The audit revealed regulatory non-conformities relating to:

  • Appropriate risk analysis
  • Non-conformity handling
  • The process safety system
  • Notifying the PSA of a gas leak
  • Emergency preparedness performance requirements

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Contingency plan
  • Maintenance history
  • Securing of valves
  • The emergency shutdown system
    Scaffolding in the process facility
    Use of gratings made from composite materials in evacuation routes

Statoil has been given a deadline of 12 June 2017 to report on how the non-conformities will be dealt with and how the improvement points will be assessed.