The objective of the audit was to verify that follow-up of Vale in late life complies with the regulations, and to examine more closely the work on a life extension for the field.


One non-conformity was identified relating to acceptance criteria and performance requirements for leak detection.

In addition, four improvement points were identified, relating to:

  • Flexible end pipes
  • Christmas tree
  • Wellhead
  • Risk assessments relating to leaks

What happens next?

We have asked Spirit Energy to report on how the non-conformity will be addressed and for their assessment of the improvement points observed. The deadline for this is set at 30 October 2020.