Maersk Interceptor is a jack-up drilling facility, delivered by the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore in 2014. The facility is owned by Maersk AS and will be operated by Maersk Drilling Norge AS.

An Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) is a statement from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway expressing the authorities' confidence that petroleum activities can be performed by the facility within the regulatory framework.

An AoC comprises technical features of the facility, as well as relevant aspects of the company's organisation and management systems.


It is the PSA's assessment that petroleum activities may be carried out using the Maersk Interceptor facility within the regulatory framework.

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

Audits in connection with the AoC application

In connection with the AoC application for Maersk Interceptor, the PSA carried out audits within a number of selected disciplines (audit reports in Norwegian are attached):

  • Maritime systems
  • Logistics
  • Drilling technology systems
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Working environment follow-up
  • Maintenance, electrical and protection systems