The objective of the audit was to verify that ConocoPhillips and its contractors are complying with the regulatory requirements for planning, risk assessment and execution of drilling and well operations.


Four non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Use of management of change (MOC)
  • Classification of safety-critical equipment
  • Function testing
  • Overview of competencies of hired workers

In addition, three improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Involvement of suppliers in training and drills
  • Employee participation
  • Identification and prioritisation of improvement suggestions

ConocoPhillips has been given a deadline of 3 August 2018 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be addressed.