Prized regularity

October 30, 2001, 00:00 CET

The crude oil plant at Statoil’s Mongstad refinery near Bergen has been awarded a prize from Shell for 100 per cent regularity throughout 2000.

This is the first time the Mongstad refinery has received the Shell Reliability Award. The prize is awarded to refineries which Shell either fully or partly owns, and which achieve 100 per cent regularity – that is no unplanned production stoppages – in the space of a calendar year.

John Berg, deputy head of the Mongstad refinery, says that the award is an indication of the first-rate job that the employees at the refinery have done in maintaining efficient operations.

“It means a great deal to us that Shell, one of the major players within refining in Europe, has shown us recognition in this way. It has provided an incentive for our continuing work,” he adds.

The Mongstad refinery had a very good year in 2000 and consolidated its position as the centre for Norwegian oil processing. Shell has a 21 per cent stake in the plant.