On 28 November 2017, KCA Deutag Drilling Norge AS received the PSA's Acknowledgement of Compliance for Askepott.

Askepott is a jack-up drilling facility of the Gusto MSC CJ70-X150-ST CAT-J (Cat J) type.

The facility was built in South Korea by Samsung Heavy Industries and completed in 2017. It is owned by production licence 104 (Oseberg) and operated by KCA Deutag Drilling Norge AS. Askepott is registered in Norway and classified by DNV GL.


The Acknowledgement of Compliance means that Askepott and relevant parts of KCA Deutag Drilling's organisation and management systems are considered to be in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements for petroleum activities.

Our decision is based on the information provided in the AoC application concerning the technical condition of the facility and the applicant's organisation and management system, as well as the authorities' verifications and other case processing.

The validity of the Acknowledgement of Compliance assumes that KCA Deutag Drilling ensures that the facility and relevant parts of the company’s organisation and management systems are maintained so as to fulfil the terms and conditions set out in the PSA’s decision.

Audits in connection with AoC application

In connection with the AoC application for Askepott, the PSA carried out audits within several selected disciplines. The AoC processing also includes an audit performed in connection with the AoC for Askeladden which is also a CAT J- rig (audit report in Norwegian is attached).