The County Governor of Rogaland also participated in the audit. The Norwegian Environment Agency and the Norwegian Coastal Administration attended as observers.


The objective of the audit was to verify that the preconditions for the establishment of area contingency planning for the “Southern Fields” on the NCS under ConocoPhillips’s responsibility have been followed up since the granting of our consent.

In addition, we sought to verify that it is documented that the assumptions and restrictions on which the decision was based have been followed up, including the company’s role as coordinator, participant and user of resources in the area contingency planning.


The County Governor of Rogaland identified one non-conformity concerning proper arrangements for the use of anaesthetics.

No improvement points were identified.

What happens next?

We have asked ConocoPhillips to report on how the non-conformity will be addressed. The deadline for this is set at 30 October 2020.