Drilling Fluid Lost on Snorre A Platform

Norwegian oil major Statoil reported Sunday a health and safety incident in which drill fluid was lost as a new well was being drilled on Snorre A in the Tampen area of the North Sea.

The incident, which occurred Saturday evening, caused Statoil to transfer 117 of its 254 personnel on the Snorre A platform to Gullfaks A and Gullfaks C as a preventative measure.

Statoil said that it quickly reduced the loss of drill fluid to the reservoir, although adverse weather conditions “created some uncertainty as to when a vessel might get out to the platform with a new supply of drill fluid”.

The firm added that cementing of the Snorre A well is now complete and better weather has allowed unloading and a new supply of drilling fluid has arrived on board the platform.

 



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