The audit was conducted between 10 February and 8 June 2021.


During the audit of Transocean in September-October 2020, we were informed of organisational changes about to be implemented in the Norwegian organisation and in the company globally. In our experience, such changes can affect technical, operational and organisational factors that may have positive and negative impacts on safety and the working environment on operational facilities.


The objective of the audit was to monitor that Transocean’s implementation and follow-up of organisational changes complies with the authorities’ requirements, including that the company identifies and realises potential HSE gains.


Three non-conformities were identified during the audit, relating to decision support, risk assessment and employee participation.

We also observed two factors that we have chosen to categorise as improvement points. These concerned a matrix for employee participation and HSE targets.

What happens next?

We have asked Transocean to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed. We have also requested an assessment of the improvement points observed.

The reply deadline is set as 15 September 2021.