The audit is part of the processing of the application for consent for an operating life extension for Gullfaks A.

The objective of the audit was to assess whether Statoil's maintenance management at GFA complies with the regulations and the company's own requirements.

Key topics for the audit included: implementation of Statoil's strategy for maintenance management, ongoing improvement measures, development and assessment of the facility's overall maintenance requirements now and in the event of extended operation, risk management, the company's own follow-up, management involvement and employee participation.


Non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Employee participation
  • Planning
  • Fire divisions

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Goals and requirements
  • Maintenance programme and maintenance effectiveness


Entails that a condition is assessed as not complying with a regulatory requirement.

Improvement point:

Entails that we have identified a deficiency or weakness, without there being sufficient grounds for determining a breach of regulatory requirements.

Statoil has been given a deadline of 30 November 2015 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be dealt with.