The audit was conducted from 15 June to 20 December 2021.


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


Three regulatory non-conformities were identified. These concerned:

  • Follow-up of changes in support functions
  • Securing of regulatory competence and responsibility for this
  • Monitoring of loss of containment failure modes

An improvement point was also identified, concerning the system for learning lessons.

What happens now?

We have asked Seadrill to report by 8 April 2022 on how the non-conformities will be addressed and for their assessment of the improvement point observed.