Statoil Pays Up for Oseberg Wash Water Incident

Norway's Statoil reported Tuesday that it has decided to accept the $1.7 million (NOK 10 million) imposed on it for its accidental dumping of wash water into the North Sea in May 2011.

The company said that it had mistakenly sent 6,350 cubic feet of wash water, with chemicals and scale, through an oil export pipeline to the Sture terminal in Hordaland, Norway, from its Oseberg C platform. Wash water is defined as hazardous waste and Statoil has admitted that the wash water on Oseberg C was not handled in accordance with regulations.

Statoil said that after the incident it has implemented a number of measures to prevent reoccurrence of the accident. It has also introduced new procedures for reporting the content of fluid sent to the terminal through the oil export system.

Statoil Head of Oseberg Operations Terje Gunnar Hauge commented in a company statement:

"This was a highly regrettable incident that should not have occurred.

"We fortunately have no indications that this has resulted in local pollution at Sture."

 



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