Today (27th May 2021), the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) will be shut down for a three week period to allow for planned critical maintenance.
FPS is a 100% INEOS-owned integrated oil and gas liquid transportation and processing system with a nominal capacity of over six hundred thousand barrels per day serving the central area of the North Sea in both the UK and Norway.
The 310 mile long system carries around 40% of North Sea oil and gas production, and a planned shutdown for maintenance was postponed from last yeardue to the coronavirus pandemic.
INEOS is a member of Step Change in Safety.
Picture credit: INEOS
Step Change in Safety has developed a range of safety resources for the shutdown/TAR season.
🔺recognise the cross-industry risks associated with an influx of a significant number of new starts / green hats;
🔺manage the MAH risks associated with increased heavy mechanical scopes;
🔺ensure SIMOPS identification is effective; ensure quality, consistent toolbox talk delivery across work scopes;
🔺manage the continued risk of COVID-19;undertake TAR-specific audits;
🔺ensure adequate risk assessments for lifting procedures
➡️ Click here to view and download: TAR/shutdown season resources