From 24 to 26 October 2016, we carried out an audit of Statoil and their management of emergency preparedness at Grane.


The audit was based on Statoil’s ongoing streamlining processes, which are being planned and executed at different levels of the organisation. The objective of this audit is to review and assess how these processes are ensuring that robust emergency preparedness forms part of the total risk picture in the company. Through the audit, we will focus in particular on risks being assessed individually and in combination ahead of decisions, and on adopted measures catering for emergency preparedness in both the short and long terms.


The audit detected non-conformities in connection with:

  • Deficient handling of hazard and accident situations
  • Module training of response teams
  • Insufficient lifeboat capacity

In addition, an improvement point was detected concerning deficient training and co-training of personnel in the emergency preparedness organisation

What happens now?

Statoil has been given a deadline of 3 February 2017 to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed and how the improvement points will be assessed.