Background and objective

On 25 and 26 January 2017, we carried out an audit of how Statoil is following up the preconditions defined for the applications for extended lifetimes for the facilities. The audit took place as meetings at Statoil's premises at Forus.


The audit identified non-conformities relating to benzene exposure and to the firefighting system for slug catchers for stacks.

In addition, improvement points were detected in connection with barrier understanding and noise exposure.

Statoil been given a deadline of 27 April 2017 to report on how the non-conformities will be dealt with and how the improvement points will be assessed.


Statfjord is a field in the Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea, on the border between the Norwegian and UK sectors. The Norwegian share of the field is 85.47 per cent. The water depth in the area is 150 metres. Statfjord was discovered in 1974, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 1976.

The field has been developed with three fully integrated concrete facilities: Statfjord A, Statfjord B and Statfjord C. Statfjord A, centrally located on the field, came on stream in 1979. Statfjord B, in the southern part of the field, in 1982, and Statfjord C, in the northern part, in 1985.