Situation normalised at Snorre B

May 1, 2019 18:45 CEST
Snorre map

At 13:15 Wednesday afternoon Norway time Equinor’s alarm centre was notified of smoke development on the Snorre B platform in the North Sea. The situation at the platform is now normalised. 

The platform was not in production when the smoke development began.

The smoke development took place in a separator on the processing plant at Snorre B during maintenance work.

There were 121 personnel on board Snorre B when the incident occurred. 

Equinor is the operator of the Snorre field, which consists of the Snorre A and Snorre B platforms.

A telephone number has been established for families with personnel on board Snorre B: (+47) 800 500 20.

Media may contact Morten Eek at (+47) 416 89 515.