Engie shuts down Gjoa production after gas leak

A gas leak occurred on Wednesday at the Engie E&P-operated Gjøa field located in the North Sea, prompting the company to stop production.

The Gjøa gas field is situated 60 kilometers west of Florø, on the west coast of Norway.

According to Engie’s statement on Wednesday, following the gas leak at 20:01, the situation quickly came under control, and no injuries are reported. The gas leak has been stopped and the situation on board the Gjøa platform is under normalization. Production is currently shut down.

The installation had 49 people on board when the incident occurred and 19 people were demobilized by helicopter and brought to a support center in Florø, Norway, Engie said.

The company’s emergency response organization is mobilized to coordinate all support required and is in dialogue with the relevant authorities.

Engie has 30% interest in the field and is the operator. Its partners are Shell with 12%, Dea Norge with 8%, Petoro with 30% and Wintershall Norge with the remaining 20% interest.

The semi-submersible production unit Gjøa has full processing and export capabilities. Oil is exported to the Mongstad crude oil terminal. Export of gas ends up at the St. Fergus gas terminal in Scotland.