Explosion on Gorm Field in the North Sea

On Sunday May 20th, a gas explosion happened on the Gorm Field in the Danish sector of the North Sea. Two persons suffered minor injuries. Both persons received minor burns, but only one required medical treatment by the nurse on duty.

Immediately after the explosion the oil and gas production from the southern DUC fields (Dan and Gorm) was stopped. The production on the Dan Field has resumed. The production from the Gorm Field and its satellite fields, Skjold, Dagmar, Rolf and Halfdan, is shut in until further notice. Combined output from Gorm and its satellites through March was 115,461 bopd and 314.7 mmcf/day of gas. Dan is Denmark's biggest oil producer with output in March of 124,396 bopd and 128 mmcf/day of gas. Both fields are operated by Maersk and owned by Dansk Underground Consortium, a joint venture between Maersk's parent company A.P. Moller, Shell and Texaco.

No oil pollution has been registered in connection with the accident. The Authorities have been informed and a team of experts from shore has been sent to the Gorm Field to investigate the course of the accident.


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