Lundin Norway AS (Lundin) is the operator of Edvard Grieg. The field is in the central sector of the North Sea, 35 kilometres south of Grane and Balder, and has been developed using a fixed facility with a steel jacket and a full processing installation. There is also a separate jack-up rig for drilling and completing wells. Production from Edvard Grieg began in 2015.
From 27 April to 4 May 2017, we carried out an audit of Lundin's management of working environment risk and arrangements for employee participation on the Edvard Grieg field.
The object was to verify that Lundin's management of working environment risk and arrangements for genuine employee participation met the regulatory requirements.
Three regulatory non-conformities were identified. These related to health risks from benzene exposure, manning of the central control room, and discussion of and information about control measures.
Six improvement points were also identified. These concerned chemical exposure, noise exposure, risk of developing musculo-skeletal disorders for maintenance personnel, involvement of safety representatives, governing documents and manning in the event of sickness absences.
We have asked Lundin to report on how the non-conformities will be dealt with, and for an assessment of the improvement points identified.