Noble Drilling has applied for an AoC for the Noble Lloyd Noble mobile drilling facility.

In connection with an AoC application, the PSA conducts audits within selected specialist domains.

From 8 to 23 April 2021, we carried out an audit of emergency preparedness, the helideck and drinking water for Noble Lloyd Noble. The audit was performed with the assistance of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate and the Civil Aviation Authority Norway.


The objective of the audit was to verify the technical condition, organisation, preparations for operation and relevant documents in the management system for monitoring compliance with the requirements in the petroleum regulations.


Ten non-conformities were identified, relating to:

  • System for training and drills
  • Marking and signage of escape routes
  • Life jacket design and location
  • Immersion suits
  • MOB suits
  • Fire stations
  • Marking of lifeboats
  • Marking of FRC/MOB
  • Maintenance of the drinking water system
  • Piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID)

What happens next?

We have asked Noble Drilling to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed. 

Before we issue an AoC, the company must have corrected all known safety-critical non-conformities, and the facility must have been issued with maritime certificates from the appropriate flag state.