Follow-up meeting on Gullfaks with PSA
February 4, 2011, 17:46 CET
The Gullfaks C platform in the North Sea.
At the meeting, the PSA were given information about the status of these wells and Statoil’s further plans.
“The wells will now be examined in detail to evaluate their integrity,” says Gunnar Nakken, vice president for Gullfaks operations.
“If it turns out that there is a deficiency in the barriers, we will act on this and repair them. The alternative is a permanent shut-down of the wells.”
The pressure situation in the Shetland formation means that the well paths for relief wells are demanding. Statoil confirmed in the meeting that updated plans for relief wells exist.
“We’ve had a good meeting today and we will continue to inform on developments at Gullfaks with the PSA, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, partners, union reps and the safety delegate service, to ensure that our operation of the field is responsible and safe at all times,” concludes Nakken