The aim of the audit was to verify that Equinor’s management and follow-up of safety systems and electrical facilities in connection with readying the LQ for operation comply with the authorities’ requirements.


The audit included a presentation of experiences and statuses of completion of systems and facilities, outstanding work and any plans for work that needs to be performed offshore. There was work still outstanding on safety systems and electrical facilities.

The audit also identified two improvement points in the following areas:

  • Deficiencies in the storage of safety equipment for switchrooms;
  • Deficient reviewing of reference documents in electrotechnical analyses.

Now, Equinor has until 1 April 2019 to report how it will address these improvement points.