The audit was carried out on 25 September 2018.
The background to the audit was the major accident potential associated with the operation of flexible pipes. In recent years, a series of incidents linked to these pipes have been reported, as also shown in our report on risk levels on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (RNNP). More than 50% of Equinor’s production flows through flexible pipes.
The objective of the audit was to gain an overview of Equinor’s follow-up of the operation and maintenance of flexible pipes, and to ensure that they have a holistic approach to the safe operation of these pipes that meets their own and the authorities’ requirements.
No non-conformities or improvement points were identified during the audit.
Øyvind Midttun, press contact
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