Draugen Platform Ready to Restart Production

The Draugen Platform located in the North Sea is ready to re-commence operations after a two-week shut in following a technical problem. A spokeswomen for Shell, the operator of the platform, said they are waiting for warmer weather. Production will not be started from the well that experienced problems, however, production will be re-started from all other wells.

The Draugen field in the Norwegian North Sea has been closed since December 15. The first cargo after the shut-in is scheduled to load January 11-13. The platform normally produces approximately 190,000 barrels per day.