Petroleum Safety Authority Norway

07/29/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/29/2021 05:07

Equinor – Njord A – drilling systems

Equinor - Njord A - drilling systems

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out an audit of Equinor and the drilling systems at Njord A.

Published: 29 July 2021
  • Well integrity

The audit was carried out between 2 February and 15 June 2021.


The objective of the audit was to assess whether the company's management of the conversion project at Njord A within drilling systems complied with regulatory requirements and standards. This interdisciplinary approach was intended to provide a basis for assessing the company's follow-up of requirements, plans, execution and verifications across disciplines.


No non-conformities were identified.

Three improvement points were identified, relating to:

  • Pressure control equipment
  • Positioning, labelling and signage
  • Technical conditions

What happens next?

We have asked Equinor for their assessment of the improvement points observed. The deadline for this is set at 1 September 2021.

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