Ekofisk Platform A Closed Due to Leak

Platform A at the Ekofisk Field complex in the North Sea has been shut in due to a leak in the pipeline linking the platform to the Ekofisk pipeline system. Platform a produces approximately 55,000 barrels per day which is about seven percent of the total output from Ekofisk.

"We discovered a small leak earlier in the week, and decided to close the platform," a spokesperson for ConocoPhillips said. "The leak stopped after the closure, but we have to find what caused it." It is too early to say how long the repair would take since the reason for the leak has to be found. The other fields linked to the Ekofisk field and pipeline system were not affected by the closure. They include the Embla, Tur and Eldfisk fields. Total production for Ekofisk amounts to about 370,000 barrels per day. Ekofisk is located in block 2/4 offshore Norway.

ConocoPhillips is the operator of the field with a 35.112% stake. Other partners include Total with 39.896%; Norsk Agip with 12.388%; Norsk Hydro with 6.654%; Petoro AS with 5% and Statoil with 0.95%.

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