The objective of the audit was to assess how BP is ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, recognised standards and its own requirements within risk management, technical safety and safety instrumented systems.


Non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Risk analyses and risk management
  • Performance requirements
  • Documentation
  • Fire water in the event of gas detection
  • Man-machine interfaces

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with

  • Continuous improvement
  • Risk matrixes
  • Maintenance management
  • Control room manning
  • Risk reduction

BP has been given a deadline of 15 December 2015 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be dealt with.


Entails that a condition is assessed as not complying with a regulatory requirement.

Improvement point:

Entails that we have identified a deficiency or weakness, without there being sufficient grounds for determining a breach of regulatory requirements.