The objective of the audit was to verify how Shell is ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements linked to technical barriers and maintenance at Draugen.


Four non-conformities were identified, relating to: 

  • Assessment of the worst credible process fire
  • Performance requirements
  • Testing of the firewater system
  • Warning and notification of hazard and accident situations

In addition, four improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Firefighting using fixed CO2 extinguishing systems
  • Passive fire protection
  • Reporting and follow-up of barriers in the maintenance system
  • Automatic firewater deluge in the event of confirmed gas detection

Shell has been given a deadline of 31 May 2018 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be addressed.