PSA Grants AoC for Transocean Spitsbergen Drilling Facility
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for the Transocean Spitsbergen semi-submersible drilling facility.
On 26 October 2012, Transocean Offshore Ltd NUF received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for the Transocean Spitsbergen drilling facility.
What is an AoC?
An Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) is a statement from the PSA indicating that a mobile facility is considered to comply with relevant requirements in the petroleum activities regulations. An AoC also includes the company’s safety management system.
The PSA bases the decision on information provided by the applicant in a special AoC application regarding the facility’s technical condition and the applicant’s organisation and management system.
After the AoC has been granted, the shipowner is responsible for ensuring that the organisation, management system and facility’s technical condition always comply with the regulations.
Facts about Transocean Spitsbergen
Transocean Spitsbergen (photo) is a semi-submersible drilling facility, type Aker H-6e. It was built in 2009 at Aker Stord, and is registered in the Bahamas. DnV is the classification society.
The facility previously received an AoC in July 2009 (then named Aker Spitsbergen).
Press Release, November 22, 2012