The objective of the audit was to assess Equinor’s management of technical, operational and administrative factors relating to materials handling on the Johan Sverdrup field and measure this against the company’s own and the authorities’ requirements.


Three non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Deficient assessment of technical and operational factors showing the overall risk picture for the operation of the offshore cranes
  • Defective design of materials handling in the drilling and well area of the DP platform
  • Defective management and inadequate exercise of roles and responsibilities within logistics

No improvement points were identified.

What happens next?

We have asked Equinor to arrange a meeting with us within six weeks to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed.