Statoil halts production at the Statfjord A platform in the Norwegian North Sea after a fire broke out Sunday.
Production is still shut at Statoil’s Statfjord A platform in the North Sea following a fire Sunday, Oct. 16, a company spokesperson told Rigzone.
At 8:20 a.m. CET Saturday, the platform manager reported smoke and fire in a utility shaft on Statfjord A. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident and at 11:00 a.m. the platform manager announced that the fire had been extinguished.
The fire started in a loading pump in the utility shaft and was restricted to one area that is separated by fire barriers, according to a Statoil statement. When the smoke was detected, an automatic deluge system was triggered.
Production at Statfjord A was shut down and crew on board without emergency response assignments were sent to the lifeboats. They were later gathered for a debriefing on the platform. It is not clear at this time when production at the asset will restart.
The incident at Statfjord was one of three experienced by Statoil during the weekend. On Saturday t,he company experienced a well control incident on the drilling rig Songa Endurance in the North Sea and on Sunday Statoil shut its Gullfaks A oil and gas platform offshore Norway. Reuters has since reported that Gullfaks A has restarted production.
Reuters contributed to this article.
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