The audit was conducted from 9 November to 8 December 2020.


The objective of the audit was to assess how Okea is ensuring compliance with the authorities’ and its own requirements for the management of major accident risk and barriers at Draugen.

A sub-objective of the audit was to assess Okea’s ongoing work on barrier management in the wake of our audit of maintenance management in 2019. We also investigated whether selected non-conformities we identified in previous audits had been addressed in accordance with the company’s feedback to us.


The audit identified two non-conformities. These concerned:

  • Non-conformity handling
  • The maintenance programme

We also observed four issues that we have opted to categorise as improvement points. These comprised:

  • Basis for evaluating the effectiveness of maintenance
  • Training and exercises
  • Passive fire protection of fluid outlet separators
  • Marking of equipment

What happens next?

We have asked Okea to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed. We have also asked for the company's assessment of the observations we have categorized as improvement points. The reply deadline is set at 12 February 2021.