The purpose of the audit was to assess whether Rowan Drilling Norway (Rowan) is meeting the regulatory requirements.


Non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Completion of the maintenance management system
  • Preservation of equipment
  • Pipe handling deck
  • Loading and storage deck for helifuel
  • Evacuation routes
  • Fire stations and fire-fighting equipment

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Training
  • Control function for BOP valve
  • Procedures
  • Cleaning and washing of drilling fluid tanks
  • Valves for bulk and drilling fluid systems
  • Door to cementing unit machine room
  • Labelling of equipment and components in the drilling area
  • Overboard valves
  • Internal verifications
  • Emergency shutdown (ESD) system
  • Training and emergency communications equipment (escape chutes)
  • Loose equipment in fitness room