Update: Incident at Monroe County, Ohio Statoil well pad

June 28, 2014, 22:34 CEST

The fire involved equipment at the location. The fire was limited to surface equipment. None of the wells have been on fire. A Statoil well inspection team on site reported this morning that all wells are secure and are shut-in.

All personnel working on the site were evacuated and remain safe. In addition, as a precautionary measure, residents living nearby were evacuated temporarily. There have been no reports of serious injuries to date associated with this incident.

Statoil continues to work closely with local, state and federal authorities to manage this incident.

Statoil remains committed to ensuring that the ongoing safety of people and the environment is the top priority.

Further updates on the situation will be published on our established site www.statoilresponds.com. Stakeholders may also reach us with their questions through the site.

Local individuals who have been potentially impacted may get in contact with Statoil at 1-866-893-9512.

Media queries may be directed to the following: 
Bjorn Otto Sverdrup (1-832-491-2627)
Jim Schwartz (1-713-269-2433)
Kirsten Henriksen (1-713-269-8927)

(Updated 29 June, 4 pm CST - Houston, TX)