Oil and gas leak on Statfjord A – status
The situation on the platform was quickly normalized, and all transferred personnel were returned to Statfjord A.
Production from Statfjord A was resumed today, 29 December.
During the incident we did not know the volume of the leak. In our continuous dialogue with the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway the volumes and the chain of events, as we currently know them, have been accounted for. We have also initiated an in-depth study, in which the triggering and underlying causes and potential of the incident, among other factors, will be evaluated.
We would also like to mention that the leak consisted of around one cubic metre of stabilised crude. The oil was collected by the drain system and no oil was spilled to sea. The gas detection was released by gas evaporating from the oil.