The audit was conducted from 1 to 8 June 2023.


The objective of the audit was to assess how Equinor complies with the authorities’ requirements in respect of the start-up and operation of production facilities at Troll A, including restarting after planned shutdowns and safe work on HC-carrying systems and other systems where pressure poses a risk. During the audit, we also wanted to verify that previously identified non-conformities had been addressed in accordance with the feedback given.


We identified three non-conformities during the audit, concerning:

  • System and operating documentation (SO documentation).
  • Risk assessment and organisation of work.
  • Breach of the working hours provisions.

We also identified two improvement points, concerning:

  • Competence.
  • Employee participation.

What happens now?

We have asked Equinor to report to us on how the non-conformities will be addressed and for their assessment of the improvement points identified. The reply deadline is set at 9 October 2023.