The audit was conducted from 10 to 28 October 2022.


The objective of the activity was to verify that Equinor’s own management system complies with the regulatory requirements in terms of detecting faults or weaknesses in technical and operational barriers, such that Equinor maintains a prudent HSE level.


Two non-conformities were identified, concerning:

  • Barrier management
  • Fire protection

In addition, three improvement points were identified, concerning:

  • Barrier management in the Breidablikk project
  • Improvement of the TTS (technical condition safety) process
  • Operational and organisational barrier elements

What happens next?

We have asked Equinor to report to us by 15 February 2023 on how the non-conformities will be addressed, and to give us their assessment of the improvement points observed.