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Notification of order following the audit of technical safety on Yme

14 January 2009

During the period 9 - 11 December 2008, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit of the construction of Yme Mopustor as regards the discipline technical safety. Based on findings during the audit, the PSA have issued a notification of order to Talisman Energy Norge AS (TENAS).

The audit was carried out at the construction workshop in Abu Dhabi. PSA focused particularly on the following areas, systems for fire-fighting, passive fire protection and fire breaks and instrumentation safety systems.

Passive fire protection and fire breaks were some of the areas that were particularly targeted during the audit. A number of weaknesses were identified as regards the follow-up of passive fire protection. A total of four non-conformities were recorded. This is summarised in a notification of order to the operator regarding the management of this activity.

Within the area of instrumentation safety systems, the installation work had not yet reached a stage where it was possible for the PSA to comment.

We have issued a notification of order to Tenas as follows:

Pursuant to Sections 5 and 58 of the Framework Regulations, as well as Section 3 of the Management Regulations, Talisman Energy Norge AS is instructed to ensure that the project organisation has adequate staffing and competence to manage the activity of including passive fire protection on Yme Mopostur, cf. chapter 5 of the report. The deadline for complying with the order is set at 15 January 2008. The PSA must be notified when the order has been complied with.

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