The audit was conducted on 6 December 2021.


In June 2021, the decision was made to take forward the Asterix project. A plan for development and operation (PDO) is expected to be submitted in 2022. We have received documentation of the go-ahead decision. It is planned to develop the Asterix field using a subsea facility tied back to the Aasta Hansteen facility. For the development, an evaluation is being made of technological solutions for both the subsea facility and the pipeline system that are new to the NCS.


The objective of the audit was to verify that, in its management of the project, Equinor is ensuring that problems relating to health, safety and the environment are comprehensively addressed. The audit is also to be used as a basis for evaluating the plan for development and operation (PDO).


No non-conformities and improvement points were identified during the audit.