The audit was conducted from 21 October to 6 November 2020.


The objective of the audit was to verify that Equinor’s management of technical barriers at Veslefrikk A and B complies with the authorities’ requirements. This entails the safeguarding and maintenance of the barriers’ functions throughout the life of the facilities.


Five non-conformities were identified, relating to:

  • Arrangement and organisation of work and competence
  • Non-conformity handling
  • Reporting of hazard and accident situations
  • Shutdown of potential ignition sources
  • Consideration of issues before decisions are made

No improvement points were identified.

What happens next?

We have asked Equinor to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed. The reply deadline is set at 1 March 2021.