Åsgard B back on stream

December 11, 2000, 13:30 CET

Gas began flowing again from Statoil's Åsgard B platform in the Norwegian Sea on 9 December after improvements to the processing facilities.

The platform had been shut down since 28 November because of gas leaks and maintenance requirements. A planned turnaround was brought forward by one day since production had nevertheless been suspended following the leaks.

Processing facilities have been carefully inspected in order to correct errors, reports Ola Krumsvik, operations vice president for Åsgard.

He expects daily output from the B platform to be stepped up to more than 20 million cubic metres of gas during the week.

Norsk Hydro's Oseberg field and Statoil's Troll Gas have covered supplies to European customers during the Åsgard shut-down.