Noble Drilling has applied for an Acknowledgement of Compliance for the Noble Lloyd Noble mobile drilling facility.

In connection with an AoC application, the PSA conducts audits within selected specialist domains.

From 26 to 29 April 2021, we carried out an audit of electrical facilities and technical safety on Noble Lloyd Noble.


The objective of the audit was to verify the technical condition, organisation, preparations for operation and relevant documents in the management system for monitoring compliance with the requirements in the petroleum regulations. This audit formed part of our case processing of the AoC application.


12 non-conformities were identified relating to:

  • The AoC application and compliance measurements
  • Emergency power supply
  • Ignition source decoupling
  • Ventilation system
  • Emergency lighting
  • Active firefighting
  • Open drainage system
  • Passive fire protection
  • Risk analyses and heat loads
  • Electrotechnical system analyses
  • Electrical facilities – technical conditions
  • Competence, training and exercises

What happens next?

We have asked Noble Drilling to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed.

Before we issue an AoC, the company must have corrected all known safety-critical non-conformities, and the facility must have been issued with maritime certificates from the appropriate flag state.