Statoil Reports Oil Leak on Statfjord C (Norway)

Gas detection was reported on Statfjord C at 03.30 Sunday morning. The alarm was triggered by an oil leak. The site of the leak has been identified and the leak has been stopped.

The crew of 270 people mustered at the lifeboats, but they could quickly return to their living quarters. No personnel were injured.

It has been confirmed that a limited amount of oil has leaked into the sea. Statoil is currently working on mapping the extent of the leak. The platform has been shut down.

The weather in the area is harsh, and includes high waves. There are emergency response resources in the area to observe, and Statoil is considering inspection from the air.

Press Release, January 27, 2014; Image: Statoil

 

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6th Offshore Well Intervention Conference Gulf of Mexico

The Offshore Well Intervention Gulf of Mexico conference (OWI GOM) is returning to Houston, Texas for its sixth year on Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 November.

Featuring Anadarko, BP, Shell, Chevron, BHGE and Oceaneering, the conference aims to help operators transition to the latest compliance updates, WI systems and business models that enhance safety, quicken well access and improve commerciality.

Across two days, more than 200 delegates, 15 exhibitors and 30 speakers will network together and create solutions to some of the most pertinent industry challenges right now, through a conference programme focused on:

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