Statoil Says October Gas Terminal Accident Nearly Killed Staff

Reuters

OSLO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - An accident at Statoil's Sture gas terminal in October, where five people were injured, was highly serious and almost resulted in fatalities, the Norwegian oil major said on Wednesday.

"The internal investigation report defines the incident as having the highest degree of seriousness, and concludes that in other slightly different circumstances the incident could have resulted in fatalities," Statoil said in a statement.

An accident at the Statfjord A platform was not as serious as the one at Sture, the company concluded in a separate investigation.

The investigations did not find evidence of a link tying the accidents to the company's ongoing cost cuts and efficiency drives, Statoil said.

(Reporting by Terje Solsvik, editing by Stine Jacobsen)

Copyright 2016 Thomson Reuters. Click for Restrictions.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies
Events  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Privacy Pledge
SUBSCRIBE



Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Inspector - Client Rep - Fire Fighting Equipment | North Texas
Expertise: Client Representative|Fire Protection|QA / QC / Inspection
Location: Lubbock, TX
 
Case Specialist II Job
Expertise: Business Analyst|Legal|Regulatory Compliance
Location: Denver, CO
 
HSE Manager
Expertise: Client Representative|HSE Manager / Advisor|Manufacturing Engineering
Location: Richmond, VA
 
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $55.86/BBL 0.73%
Light Crude Oil : $52.64/BBL 0.51%
Natural Gas : $3.42/MMBtu 0.00%
Updated in last 24 hours