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Audit of Gassco – Draupner S/E

We have conducted an audit of Gassco as operator and Statoil as technical service provider for Draupner. The audit concerned the processing facility and the transport system.

The Draupner S and Draupner E facilities are part of the gas transport pipeline network on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Gassco is the operator and uses Statoil as the technical services provider (TSP).

The Draupner S facility was put into service in April 1985, as part of the Statpipe system.

The Draupner E facility was installed in 1994 as part of the Europipe I pipeline from the Sleipner field to Emden in Germany.

Draupner S and E are in block 16/11 in the North Sea, and are linked by a bridge.

The facilities connect pipelines from the Kårstø plant, Heimdal field, Sleipner field and Kollsnes plant.

The facilities supply gas through the Norpipe, Europipe1 and Franpipe pipelines.


The audit was carried out in the period 20 February to 5 March 2018.

The objective of the audit was to verify that the operator Gassco and the technical service provider Statoil are ensuring safe operation of the processing facility at Draupner, including the associated transport system.

Among other things, we verified the management of maintenance and how barriers are provided for in operations.
Another aspect of the audit was the allocation of responsibilities and work tasks between Gassco and Statoil.

The audit revealed non-conformities relating to:

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:

Gassco AS has been given a deadline of 1 June 2018 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be addressed.

Eileen Brundtland, press contact
Email: eileen.brundtland@ptil.no | +47 92 26 98 95