The audit was conducted between 18 and 25 September 2020.


The objective of the audit was to monitor that the management of maintenance at Draupner E and S, including the company’s own follow-up and ongoing changes of significance for maintenance management, complies with our and the company’s own requirements.

A further objective was to verify that the company’s efforts to improve the management of maintenance are ensuring that significant contributors to HSE risk are identified and followed up.


Four non-conformities were identified, relating to:

  • Non-conformity handling of internal requirements for management by objectives
  • Maintenance programme
  • Planning and prioritisation
  • Follow-up and improvement of maintenance

In addition, one improvement point was identified, relating to the marking and classification of systems and equipment.

What happens next?

We have asked Gassco to report of how the non-conformities will be addressed. We have also requested the company’s assessment of the observation we categorised as an improvement point. The deadline for reply is set at 8 January 2021.