Maersk Sees Leak at Danish North Sea Platforms

Today at 08:18, a helicopter flying between the Maersk Oil operated Gorm and Rolf Field observed oil on the water. Oil production from the Rolf platform was immediately stopped.

Maersk Oil has activated its oil spill contingency plan, including 2 x 1,200 meter floating boom barriers which are being transported from Esbjerg. Maersk Oil is also mobilizing a remote operating vehicle that can investigate if there is a breach in the pipeline between the Rolf and Gorm platforms.

The Danish Energy Agency, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and the Admiral Danish Fleet (SOK) have been informed.

Maersk continues to monitor the situation closely, and this is a status update as of Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 11.30 (CET).

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