Oil Vapor Caused Gullfaks A Gas Alert



Vapor from a spill oil tank in one of the shafts on Statoil's Gullfaks A platform in the North Sea activated a gas detector today, February 18th.

This in turn initiated a gas leak alert, and the crew of 180 were sent to the lifeboats.

The tank was opened at 08.30 for routine inspection. Statoil is now ventilating the shaft where the vapor was observed.

Production was shut down, but will resume again in the course of today.

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