The audit was conducted in November 2021.


The audit focused on Equinor's management and follow-up of Visund in the areas:

  • holistic risk management
  • robust operations
  • maintenance management
  • barrier management (technical, operational and organisational elements)


The audit identified breaches of the regulations in the following areas:

  • Planning and prioritisation
  • Risk reduction
  • Non-conformity handling
  • Maintenance
  • Ignition source control
  • Passive fire protection

We also observed one factor that we have chosen to categorize as an improvement point. This concerned:

  • Resistance to loads

What happens now?

We have asked Equinor to report to us by 14 February 2022 on how the non-conformities will be addressed, and to give us their assessment of the improvement point observed.