The audit was conducted from 7 May to 24 November 2021.


This audit was a follow-up of similar supervision of Rowan in 2020, in which the company gave notice of changes in the organisation of the business and the introduction of a new common maintenance management system for Valaris internationally.


The objective of the audit was to obtain information and knowledge from Rowan about follow-up of changes in the management system. Particular emphasis was placed on the company's maintenance management and support functions outside of Norway, within selected disciplines.


The audit identified four non-conformities. These concerned:

  • Follow-up of changes in support functions
  • Securing of Norwegian regulatory competence and responsibility therefore
  • Work permit system
  • Monitoring of loss of containment failure mechanism

What happens now?

We have asked Rowan to report by 12 April 2022 on how the non-conformities will be addressed.