Notification of the order was made on 2 December 2021 and the order was issued on 20 December 2021.

The audit itself was conducted from 23 September to 1 October 2021.


The objective of the audit was to monitor KCA Deutag’s management of maintenance on board the Askepott facility.


Five non-conformities were identified, concerning:

  • Classification
  • Maintenance programme
  • Planning and prioritisation
  • Maintenance efficiency
  • Barriers


On the basis of our observations in the audit, we have now issued KCA Deutag with the following order:

Pursuant to the Framework Regulations, section 69 concerning administrative decisions, the Activities Regulations, section 46 concerning classification and the Activities Regulations, section 48 concerning prioritisation, KCA Deutag is ordered to implement the following measures:

  • Review the classification of systems and equipment and establish criteria for prioritising, with associated deadlines, the execution of the individual maintenance activities for the Askepott facility, with reference to Chapter 5 of the audit report. Non-conformity
    • 5.1.1 concerning classification
    • Non-conformity 5.1.3 concerning planning and prioritisation

The work is to include an analysis of why key elements in the basis for managing maintenance on Askepott have not been rectified.

  • Implement measures to ensure that actions and lessons learned as a result of the above items in the order are also applied to all facilities with AoCs for which KCA Deutag is responsible in Norway.

The deadline for complying with part 1 of the order is 3 October 2022.

We request KCA Deutag to arrange a status meeting in mid-Q1 2022. For part 2 of the order, we request a time-delimited schedule for the work.

We are also to be notified when the order has been complied with.