The audit was conducted on 9 May 2023.


The objective of the audit was to gain insight into the company’s governing documents, internal requirements, processes and procedures related to certification and recertification of BOPs with control systems. It was also important to verify that rolling five-year recertification is structured so as to ensure that all components are covered and that recertification can be documented at all times.


We identified two non-conformities during the audit. These concerned:

  • Verification and regulatory compliance
  • Start date for five-year recertification of BOPs with control systems

We also identified one improvement point related to the follow-up of reliability requirements.

What happens next?

We have asked KCA to report to us by 3 July 2023 on how the non-conformities will be addressed, and to give us their assessment of the improvement point identified.