PSA grants Equinor technicians access to Martin Linge complex

Equinor Energy has permission to use parts of the new Martin Linge complex in the North Sea from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority.

Offshore staff

OSLO, NorwayEquinor Energy has permission to use parts of the new Martin Linge complex in the North Sea from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA).

This applies during connection, completion, and preparations for start-up at Martin Linge A (living quarters, helideck, and other parts of the facility that will be used for the program).

The field is 42 km (26 mi) west of Oseberg and close to the UK North Sea median line, in a water depth of 115 m (377 ft).

However, the PSA has requested that Equinor act after identifying eight non-conformities during a recent audit of the Martin Linge processing unit (PU). These included procedures for crane and lifting operations, the arrangement of lifting operations, and protective structures for lifting operations around various cargo decks.

In addition, the PSA identified five improvement points. It has given Equinor until July 16 to report on how it will address these concerns.

07/02/2018

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