The audit was conducted from 2 to 5 May 2023.


The objective of the audit was to assess how Equinor ensures compliance with requirements relating to major accident prevention in respect of the design and follow-up of selected technical safety functions.


Two non-conformities were identified, concerning:

  • process safety
  • non-conformity handling

In addition, two improvement points were identified, concerning:

  • minimum valve closure time
  • labelling of manual valves

What happens next?

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