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LR conducts risk analysis work at Mongstad oil refinery

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Lloyd’s Register Consulting has performed Environmental Risk and Oil Spill Emergency Preparedness analysis at Statoil Petroleum AS’s downstream oil refinery in Mongstad, Norway.

The risk analysis was conducted following improvements and modifications that were recently made to the oil refinery plant and infrastructure. The plant has capacity of near 12 million tpy of crude, and is the largest facility of its kind in Norway with outputs from petrol and diesel oil, to jet fuels and other light petroleum products, which are exported to continental Europe. Advanced oil spill software was applied to mimic different levels of risk scenarios. Risk software from Lloyd’s Register Consulting was then used to assess coastline and environmental impact.

“Integrating the latest knowledge and insight on environmental risk and oil spill emergency preparedness measures, helps energy companies to further improve how they respond to issues of hazards and risks - and the processes they have in place to manage different levels of risk,” remarked Kristin Myhre, Department Manager at Lloyd’s Register Consulting in Bergen.

“The analysis we carried out has helped to identify the major contributors to environmental risk at the refinery. We achieved this by assessing all the potential hazards around how the refinery operates and how it is managed - also assessing the process around oil spill emergency preparedness and response, the barriers and technical measures to ensure Statoil’s management and operation teams are able to handle an accident effectively and safely, particularly where human life and the environment are at risk,” added Senior Environmental Consultant Are Børjesson at Lloyd’s Register Consulting.

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