The audit was conducted on 2 and 3 February 2023 in connection with an application for a life extension for the facility.


The objective of the audit was to monitor how OKEA is ensuring that the necessary analyses for documenting structural integrity for a life extension for Draugen are carried out in accordance with regulatory requirements.


We identified one non-conformity during the audit. This concerned the follow-up of suppliers.

We also identified four improvement points. These concerned:

  • Documentation of bracing in the flare stack
  • Use of measured data for condition monitoring and recording
  • Non-conformity handling of deviations from industry standards
  • Basis for the structural analyses

What happens next?

We have asked OKEA to report on how the non-conformity will be addressed and to provide their assessment of the improvement points observed. The reply deadline is set at 31 March 2023.