Four collection vessels heading for Statfjord

An oil spill collection vessel arrived on Statfjord in the North Sea this afternoon, 12 December, and a second is due to be in place on the field before midnight.

This mobilisation follows the discharge of about 25,000 barrels (4,000 standard cubic metres) of crude to the sea while oil was being loaded during the morning.

Two additional oil spill collection vessels are scheduled to arrive on the StatoilHydro-operated field tomorrow morning.