Background for the audit:

Songa Offshore has applied for an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for the mobile facility, Songa Dee.

Songa Dee is a new player on the Norwegian continental shelf, and the audit of the company’s management system is an important part of the process of reviewing the AoC application. The facility has previously been operated by Stena Drilling was responsible for operation Songa Dee until March 17, 2009.

Purpose of the audit:

The purpose of the audit was to verify that Songa Offshore’s management system was established in compliance with the requirements in the regulations related to follow-up of working environment, execution of compliance measuring, systems for handling non-conformities and exceptions, training and competence, follow-up of incidents and the execution of follow-up activities.

Result of the audit:

Songa Offshore has ongoing activities for establishing management systems for the operation of the facility.

PSA identified non-conformities in relation to regulatory requirements related to the management of training and competence, handling of non-conformities and exemptions, follow-up of incidents, implementation of audits and the establishing of procedures related to work environment follow-up.

Furthermore, the authority identified several areas with potential for improvement.