Norway’s Statoil has announced that gas detection was reported on Statfjord C Platform in the North Sea at 03.30 Sunday morning. The alarm was triggered by an oil leak. The site of the leak has been identified and the leak has been stopped.
The crew of 270 people mustered at the lifeboats, but they could quickly return to their living quarters. No personnel were injured.
The weather in the area is harsh, and includes high waves. There are emergency response resources in the area to observe, and Statoil is considering inspection from the air.
January 27, 2014