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Notice 312483058 served against Total Energies E&P North Sea UK Limited on 06/05/2022
Notice Type Improvement Notice
Description My offshore inspection of Gryphon from 19/04/22 – 21/04/22 identified that HP Gas Compressor (HPGC) ‘B’ had been isolated under isolation certificates (IC) DIC-GRY-0002162468 and DIC-GRY-0002162557 with intrusive maintenance underway. Inspection of the isolation plan and infield application of isolations identified deficiencies in (a) isolation method statements and (b) initial isolation integrity testing, such that valve integrity was not adequately proven prior to breaking of containment. In addition, isolation point 41 on IC DIC-GRY-0002162468 was found to be in the incorrect position. Isolation point 41 was part of a double block and bleed isolation for preventing flow of hydrocarbon gas to the work site. Your control of work process requires that all isolation points are verified by a 2nd person with additional check points included in your work permits, namely that all isolations are shown to the work party prior to work commencing. By issuing of the work permits, you considered these checks to have been completed but still failed to identify the incorrect position of isolation point 41. You have therefore failed to take appropriate measures with a view to preventing fire and explosion, including such measures to ensure the safe production, processing and other dealings with flammable and explosive substances in that you have not ensured the safe isolation of plant prior to the breaking of containment on hydrocarbon systems.
Compliance Date 30/09/2022 Revised Compliance Date 09/12/2022
Result Complied with

Breaches involved in this Notice

Location of Offence
Address Gryphon A/TotalEnergies E&P UK
Gryphon A

Region Scotland
Local Authority Aberdeen City UA
Industry Extractive and utility supply industries
Type of Location Offshore Safety Directive Regulator
HSE Details
HSE Group EDU5PREN HSE Directorate Energy Division
HSE Area HSE Division Scotland
Updated: 2020-03-04