Veslefrikk Back On Stream

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has authorized Statoil to resume production from the Veslefrikk B platform after a shut down which began on June 21st.

This production halt followed the discovery of defects in one of the lifeboats on the North Sea installation during a test.

We're planning to bring the field back on stream during the evening, reports Bjrg Aalstad, operations vice president for the field.

Veslefrikk B will be operated with a reduced crew until normal lifeboat capacity has been restored. The PSA's production permit runs initially until August 31st.

The Huldra field, remotely operated from Veslefrikk, is also due to be brought back on stream this evening.