Temporary shutdown on Troll C

November 15, 2012, 13:57 CET

The Troll C platform in The North Sea.
(Photo: Øyvind Hagen)

During a scheduled inspection on the platform corrosion was discovered on a tank in the glycol system, which is an auxiliary system for treating gas on the platform.

A similar tank in a parallel gas treatment system is currently being checked.

Troll C production has been temporarily stopped pending the investigation results.

An expert team has been formed to determine further action and work scope.

Troll C has a daily production of around 120,000 barrels of oil and 10.5 million cubic metres of gas. The Fram licence owns 50.000 barrels of the oil and two million cubic metres of the gas.

Statoil's ownership interests:
Troll: 30,58 prosent
Fram: 45 prosent