Power Outage Shuts Production at Visund Platform

Power Outage Shuts Production at Visund Platform

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has closed production from its Visund platform in the Norwegian part of the North Sea, after the platform experienced a power outage on Sunday afternoon.

According to Aftenbladet newspaper, 84 workers were  transferred by helicopter to the nearby Gullfaks A platform.

“44 workers remain on the Visund platform. They will try to find the source of the problem and fix it,” Statoil’s spokesperson told the Stavanger-based newspaper.

The spokesperson said it was still too early to say when the platform could be back online.

Visund is an oil and gas field which covers blocks 34/8 and 34/7, 22 kilometres north-east of the Gullfaks field in the Tampen area of the Norwegian North Sea.

 

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Offshore Energy Today Staff, August 5, 2013

 

 

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