The audit was conducted from 24 to 26 April 2023 with assistance from the Civil Aviation Authority Norway.


The objective of the audit was to verify that Equinor is working systematically to reduce the risk associated with helicopter operations on its offshore facilities.


Four improvement points were identified during the audit. These concerned: 

  • Missing emergency lighting
  • Training for helideck crew
  • Improved maintenance programme to ensure the functionality of equipment on the helideck
  • Follow-up of drills

On the helideck, there were six non-conformities/observations. This can be found in a separate non-conformity list from CAA Norway, at the bottom of this page.

What happens next?

We have asked Equinor for their assessment of the improvement points identified. The reply deadline is set at 20 August 2023.