The audit was carried out between 28 October 2019 and 16 January 2020.


The objective of the audit was to verify that Equinor has established systems to ensure necessary well control expertise, the integrity of well control equipment and robust emergency preparedness organisation on board the Johan Sverdup DP, in order that a well control incident could be handled effectively.


In the audit, we identified five regulatory non-conformities. These concerned:

  • Pressure control of annular BOP in the BOP stack
  • Remote operation of pipes and work strings
  • Pressure monitoring of manual choke valve
  • System for training and exercises
  • Outfitting of work premises

What happens now?

We have asked Equinor to report by 23 March 2020 on how the non-conformities will be addressed.