PSA critical of maintenance regime for Rowan jackup

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has served Rowan Norway with an order, following a recent audit of the emergency preparedness and maintenance management of the jackup Rowan Stavanger.

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OSLO, Norway – The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has served Rowan Norway with an order, following a recent audit of the emergency preparedness and maintenance management of the jackup Rowan Stavanger.

This identified serious breaches of regulatory requirements, the PSA said.

TheRowan Stavanger is a KFELS N class jackup, delivered in 2011 by Keppel FELS Shipyard in Singapore. The PSA granted the rig an acknowledgement of compliance in 2012.

Last month’s audit, in part designed to follow up findings from earlier supervisory activities directed at Rowan, identified faults and deficiencies in the maintenance management system.
The PSA has now ordered Rowan Norway to:

  • Review the maintenance system, including competence with and training in its use, to ensure that it complies with the regulatory requirements. This must include an analysis of why important deficiencies in the maintenance system have not been identified and followed up.
  • Prepare a binding and scheduled plan to ensure that necessary training and maintenance required by the regulations are planned and implemented for all facilities within the contractor’s area of responsibility in Norway.

The plan, which should describe how this work will be executed and followed up, must be submitted to the PSA by Nov. 27, along with the response to the audit report. Rowan must also ensure that facilities not currently in operation on the Norwegian continental shelf can be operated prudently.

Deadline for complying with the order is Dec. 11.

11/17/2017

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