Equinor suspends helicopter flights while waiting on coronavirus results

Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor has suspended helicopter flights to several offshore installations due to suspected coronavirus case, but the test results are still not in. 

Oseberg field center; Source: Equinor; Photo: Harald Pettersen

In an email to Offshore Energy Today, a spokesperson for Equinor said that the flights are temporarily suspended to the North Sea rigs Askepott and Askeladden and to the Oseberg field center and Martin Linge field.

The Askepott rig is located on the Oserberg field and the Askeladden is on the Gullfaks field.

The spokesperson explained that the suspension is while waiting on test results. There has been no corona confirmation so far and ordinary operations continue at these fields today, according to the spokesperson.

In addition to the effect it has on global oil demand and oil prices, the coronavirus outbreak has also negatively impacted a number of oil and gas companies’ operations.

As previosuly reported, Italy’s Saipem already in February advised its employees to stay at home and canceled and reduced to the minimum all missions to and from the risk areas abroad.

U.S.-based Talos Energy this week canceled its investor and analyst event, which was supposed to be held in New York.

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