Situation normalized after gas leak on Njord

January 4, 2007, 15:00 CET

A gas leak was reported on Njord A platform at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, 4 January. The leak occurred in a valve in the well area.

The leak was quickly rectified and the situation was normalized within an hour, but the process facility was still shut down at 4:00 p.m.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and the appropriate authorities were alerted to the incident. Hydro`s emergency preparedness management was mobilized in accordance with proper procedure.

Personnel aboard the platform were mustered into lifeboats in accordance with normal procedure, but it quickly became clear that they could return to the living quarters.

A total of 94 people were onboard the Hydro-operated Njord A platform on Thursday afternoon.