The AoC is a statement from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to the effect that a mobile facility's technical condition, the applicant's organization and management system have been evaluated and found to be in compliance with relevant requirements in the Norwegian shelf regulations.
Since 1 January 2004, the AoC has been one of the preconditions for allowing a mobile drilling facility to carry out petroleum-related activities on the Norwegian shelf.
Following the amendment of the Framework Regulations in June 2006, the AoC has been made mandatory for the following mobile facilities registered in a national ships' registry:
This expansion will become effective on 1 January 2007. Mobile facilities operating under a consent granted prior to 1 January 2007 must have an AoC by 1 January 2008.
Contact person in the PSA: