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Fined for fatal accident

October 10, 2003, 01:20 CEST

A fine of NOK 1 million has been imposed on Statoil by the public prosecutor for Rogaland county in respect of a fatal accident on the Byford Dolphin drilling rig on 17 April 2002.

Byford Dolphin was performing drilling services for Statoil on the Sigyn field in the North Sea when a 44-year-old man lost his life.

In accordance with normal procedure, the group will now assess the basis on which the fine has been imposed and decide whether to accept it.