Statoil affected by another incident offshore Norway

Snorre A platform; Image: Statoil/Harald Pettersen

Following three recent incidents on Statoil’s assets off Norway, the Norwegian oil giant was reportedly hit by yet another offshore incident during the weekend when a gas alarm went off on a North Sea platform. 

To remind, less than ten days ago, Statoil experienced three separate incidents off Norway including a well control incident on the Songa Endurance rig working on the Statoil-operated Troll field, a production shutdown on the Gullfaks A platform in the North Sea, and a fire-related incident at the Statfjord A offshore platform.

According to a report on Monday by the Norwegian business website Aftonbladet, a gas alarm sounded off on Saturday night on the Statoil-operated Snorre A platform in the North Sea. The news website also reported that, at the time of the incident, there were 205 people on board who were called to muster after a suspected gas leak.

Offshore Energy Today reached out to Statoil seeking further details about the incident. However, we are yet to receive any response.

Spanning blocks 34/4 and 34/7 in the Tampen area of the Norwegian North Sea, the Snorre field has been producing oil and gas since August 1992. The Snorre field is developed with two platforms, A and B.

Snorre A is an integrated production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) unit. This tension leg platform (TLP) is moored to the seabed by steel tethers.

Partly stabilized oil and gas from Snorre A is piped to the nearby Statfjord A platform for final processing. The oil is then loaded into shuttle tankers, while the gas is transported on to continental Europe through the Statpipe system and to St Fergus, Scotland through the Tampen link.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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