Norway's Rescue Center in Sola, received an alert just before 12:30am CET that a gas leak had been discovered on the Brent C platform, seven nautical miles southwest of Norway's Statfjorb B platform.
A helicopter from Statfjord B was immediately dispatched to support evacuation from the platform. Another helicopter, a Sea King, was also dispatched from Sola to the platform but was not used for the evacuation which was coordinated by UK rescue authorities.
At approximately 3:45 am CET , an advisory was received that the situation was under control and the source of the hydrogen sufide gas leak was localized.
Brent C pumps around 16,000 b/d oil and produces natural gas. A Shell spokesperson stated that the platform would remain closed during the investigation of the incident.
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