The audit was conducted on 11 and 12 May 2023. 


The objective of the audit was to monitor how Aker BP is ensuring compliance with the regulatory requirements for the temporarily plugged and abandoned wells at Hod A. The audit was carried out in parallel with the planning and execution of well intervention activities, in preparation for permanent plugging. 


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

  • Well barriers in some of the temporarily plugged and abandoned wells 
  • Qualification of alternative well barrier materials 
  • Registration and follow-up of well-integrity non-conformities 

What happens next? 

We have asked Aker BP to report to us by 25 August 2023 on how the non-conformities will be addressed.