The objective of the audit was to assess how ConocoPhillips (COPSAS) is ensuring compliance with the authorities’ requirements at Ekofisk 2/4 J. During the planning and execution of the audit, use was made of COPSAS’s own requirements that particularise the regulatory requirements within passive fire protection, insulation and corrosion under insulation (CUI).


Non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Fire integrity
  • Documentation of passive fire protection on valves under separators

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Organisation and tidiness
  • Non-conformity handling of open penetrations
  • Corrosion protection

COPSAS has been given a deadline of 7 December 2018 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be addressed.