The audit was conducted on 15 and 16 December 2021.


The objective of the audit was to monitor how Equinor is working to protect the integrity of the subsea and pipe infrastructure at Gullfaks and Tordis and how the company ensures that operations comply with the regulations and their own requirements.


Two non-conformities were identified, concerning:

  • Safety system for individual subsea wells at Gullfaks
  • Barriers

Two improvement points were also identified, concerning:

  • Work programme for ROV operations
  • Pipeline system and third-party activities

What happens now?

We have asked Equinor to report by 25 February 2022 on how the non-conformities will be addressed, and for their assessment of the improvement points observed.