The audit was conducted from 15 to 19 August 2022.


The objective of the audit was to verify that the management and follow-up of materials handling, and safe use and maintenance of lifting equipment on Oseberg Sør comply with the regulatory requirements.


We identified two non-conformities during the audit. These concerned:

  • Design of systems and equipment for materials handling in the drilling area
  • Maintenance of lifting equipment – checking of wire rope

We also identified three improvement points. These concerned:

  • Repair of offshore cranes
  • Planning of materials handling
  • Findings following proficiency certification

What happens now?

We have asked Equinor to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed, and for their assessment of the improvement points observed.  The deadline for feedback is set at 21 November 2022.