The object of the audit was to verify the company's compliance with its own and the authorities' requirements in respect of operational, administrative and technical factors within the areas under supervision. Working environment conditions for personnel on deck and on the drillfloor were emphasised, as well as the company's arrangements for employee participation through the safety representative service and working environment committee.


Non-conformities were identified relating to facility-specific procedures, hose stations, documentation, cooperation between the company health services, OHAS representation and training and information.

In addition, improvement points were identified concerning manning in the operational phase, emergency operation of lifting equipment, maintenance of wire rope, technical and administrative factors, mapping and risk assessment and follow-up of measures.

Songa has been given a deadline of 1 August 2017 to report on how the observations will be addressed.