On 5 January 2011, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, PSA, and the Civil Aviation Authority, CAA, conducted an audit of BP Norway’s Valhall PH directed towards emergency preparedness management and helicopter deck operations.
The audit was a supplement to the previous technical audit of Valhall PH, and included emergency preparedness analyses, emergency preparedness plans and organisation, as well as a review of CAA report 2010F505.
A helicopter trip to the Valhall field is longer than to any other field in the Norwegian sector. In 2010 and 2011 additional accommodation is present, and the manning level higher in order to execute a lot of planned activities such as the Valhall redevelopment project (VRD). Regular manning levels during these two years will be between 400 and 600 people.