Offshore loading resumed

October 28, 1998, 00:00 CET

Shuttle tankers resumed loading on Gullfaks and Statfjord around 21.00 yesterday after a suspension lasting more than 10 hours.

Oil production from the two Statoil-operated fields in the North Sea continued unabated during the loading stoppage, reports the air and marine coordination centre on Gullfaks C.

A storm prompted the suspension at 10.30 yesterday. As a general rule, shuttle tankers cannot moor for loading when wave heights exceed 4.5 metres.