Left Menu
Development News Edition

UPDATE 2-Equinor investigates oil spill at Statfjord North Sea field

Reuters | Updated: 15-05-2019 22:37 IST | Created: 15-05-2019 19:30 IST
UPDATE 2-Equinor investigates oil spill at Statfjord North Sea field
Image Credit: Pixabay

Equinor is investigating an oil spill at its Statfjord field in the North Sea, although the Norwegian company said on Wednesday the incident had not disrupted production. Loading was stopped and loading systems at the field were shut down after oil was spotted nearby and systems were mobilised to deal with such a situation, Equinor said.

"In connection with loading oil from buoy to a shuttle tanker on the North Sea Statfjord field, oil was observed on the sea surface early this morning," Equinor said. The buoy is located two kilometres from the nearest Statfjord platform so oil production is continuing as normal, Equinor spokesman Morten Eek said.

"We are always treating situations when we observe oil on the sea seriously ... It's still too early to say the extent of this leakage," Eek said. Statfjord, which opened in 1979, is among the oldest fields still producing in the North Sea, and Equinor has said the first of its three platforms is due to close in 2022.

"In compliance with regular procedures Equinor's emergency response organisation was quickly mobilised, and the authorities were notified," Equinor said. Statfjord is operated by state-controlled Equinor with a 44.3 percent stake, while ExxonMobil holds 21.4 percent and the rest is held by two units of Spirit Energy, data from Norway's Petroleum Directorate shows.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...

Dissecting how COVID-19 is catalyzing the trajectory of New World Order

The ensuing pandemic of COVID-19 has hit the globalization in two ways firstly, shrinking the importance of globalization as an economic force by curtailing mobility through worldwide lockdowns, and secondly, rejuvenating the idea of indig...

Videos

Latest News

UK to tell employers to help fund coronavirus job safety net

British finance minister Rishi Sunak will tell employers on Friday how much they must contribute to the governments hugely expensive wage subsidy program from August, a prospect that some firms say will lead to more job losses. Sunak will s...

Two more COVID-19 deaths in Rajasthan

Rajasthan reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Friday, taking the virus death toll in the state to 182, the Health Department said. Over 90 new coronavirus cases were also reported in the state, taking the virus tally to 8,158.One death eac...

15 more days needed, Goa CM endorses lockdown 5.0

The lockdown must be extended for 15 more days as the graph of COVID-19 is rising, said Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday adding that some relaxations should be given to the State. Lockdown must be extended for 15 more days, it is ...

Megan Fox first dumped Brian Austin Green while he was bedridden

Insiders are furious with Hollywood star Megan Fox after she split from husband Brian Austin Green for the second time. According to Page Six, the sources say that in 2015, the 34-year-old star dumped husband Austin Green around the time he...

Give Feedback