PSA Finds Irregularities in Talisman's Post-Incident System
On 18 April and 5 July 2006, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit of Talisman Energy Norge AS' system for follow-up of incidents, including implementation of measures after incidents. We have found several nonconformities and potential improvements.
The audit was conducted by Talisman presenting its system for follow-up of incidents. We verified the system and Talisman's measures based on incidents which were reported to us pursuant to Section 11 of the Information Duty Regulations relating to alert and notification to the supervisory authorities regarding hazards and accident situations.
The audit included some incidents on Petrojarl Varg operated by PGS Production (PGS). PGS is responsible for follow-up of these incidents.
Background for the audit
Pursuant to paramount goals, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway shall among other things:
--contribute to reducing the risk level for the overall petroleum activities --implement a risk based audit directed at the players by: a) Developing a strengthened and unified audit of the operator's control of the activities. b) Ensure that the players prevent incidents with a large potential for becoming major accidents c) Ensure that a good HSE culture is established within the industry.
During the audit we emphasized both the necessity of establishing good systems for control of the activities and good measures for preventing incidents. Purpose of the audit
The purpose of the audit was to follow up Talisman's system for follow-up of incidents with emphasis on the following:
--Initial registration and classification (description of the incident, causes of failure and measures). --The investigation procedures. --Measures (both human, technical and organizational) and evaluation of the effect of the measures. --Trends, statistics and lessons learned.
When evaluating measures, it was emphasised that the company had both measures to prevent similar incidents and proposed emergency preparedness measures to handle them. The company's procedures were used as a basis for assessing the system for follow-up of incidents.
Result of the audit
The procedure for follow-up of incidents does not conform with the requirements drawn up in Section 10 of the Management Regulations relating to work processes. This is substantiated in Chapter 5 of the audit report through the nonconformities and areas of improvement which we have described.
Talisman has a potential for improvement with the procedures which have been prepared, the follow-up of incidents and the use of incident data.
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