The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has initiated an investigation of the hydrocarbon leak that occurred on the Oseberg C facility on Friday, September 12.
The PSA was notified about the significant leak at 18:00 hours on Friday. Oseberg C is operated by StatoilHydro. An inspection conducted after confirmation that the facility had been depressurized revealed a rupture in an equalization line.
All hydrocarbon leaks entail a hazard. Fire and/or explosion will result if a hydrocarbon leak is ignited. Such incidents constitute a significant hazard for personnel on board, the facility itself and the surroundings.
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