The audit was conducted in the period 27 September and 19 November 2021.


The objective of the audit was to verify that Equinor’s management and follow-up of design solutions are secure and robust and comply with the requirements in the PDO and the regulations. This also included experience transfer within the Johan Sverdrup project from phase 1 to phase 2.


No non-conformities were identified.

Improvement points were identified relating to:

  • SAS control system and alarm management in control rooms
  • Labelling
  • Offshore cranes
  • Lifting lugs and materials handling plan
  • Openings under railings
  • Maintenance programme

What happens next?

We have asked Equinor for their assessment of the observations we have categorised as improvement points. The reply deadline is set at 18 February 2022.