Statoil: Another oil spill at Statfjord (Norway)
- Exploration & Production
Norwegian oil and gas giant Statoil has been hit by yet another oil spill at its Statfjord field, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
According to Reuters, the oil spill occurred on Sunday at Statfjord A platform with no impact on production from the platform.
The news organization quoted Statoil spokesman, Morten Eek, as saying: “We had a minor leak while preparing to load on Sunday.” Eek also said that some 400 litres of crude had spilled.
“All loadings are stopped, but we don’t see a need to stop the production as we have good storage capacity and flexibility to reroute oil from the field via integrated pipeline system,” said Eek.
This is the second oil spill in Statfjord area in less than a month alongside the one on October 8, 2015, discovered during the loading of oil from the Statfjord A platform to the tanker “Hilda Knutsen” via the OLS B loading buoy.
After the first oil spill, Bellona, an environmental organization, said it was considering taking legal action against the Norwegian oil giant.
Offshore Energy Today reached out Statoil for confirmation; however, Statoil was not immediately available for comment.
Offshore Energy Today Staff