The audit was conducted from 24 April to 2 June 2023.


The objective of the audit was to verify that Wellesley and Odfjell, together with the main suppliers of drilling and well services, are complying with regulatory requirements relating to planning, transfer of experience, risk assessment and execution of the drilling and well activities.


We identified one non-conformity during the audit that related to inadequate requirements for well control expertise (Wellesley).

We also identified one improvement point related to inadequate follow-up of the company’s own requirements for well control expertise (Odfjell).

What happens now?

We have asked the companies to report to us on how the non-conformity will be addressed and for their assessment of the improvement point identified. The deadline for reply is set at 11 September 2023.