NPD to Investigate Draugen Oil Leak

In cooperation with the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT), the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) will investigate the oil leak at the Draugen installation in the Norwegian Sea. The leak was discovered late Monday evening.

According to Norske Shell, operator of the field, about 100 cubic meters of oil have escaped. As production has been halted, no additional oil will seep into the sea. Norske Shell has not yet managed to identify the source of the leak. The NPD has set up a special task force to follow up the incident on Draugen.

The Draugen installation is situated on the oil field for which it was named on Haltenbanken, 150 kilometers west of Kristiansund.