Statoil Investigates Subsea Chemical Leak from Gullfaks

Statoil is investigating a chemical leak on the seabed of the North Sea Gullfaks field.

Morten Eek, a press officer for Statoil’s exploration and field development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf confirmed to Subsea World News that the company discovered a leak of 1,500 liters of barrier fluid.

Statoil said the leak was not caused by a malfunction to the compressors or the compressor technology.

The company has created a technical expert group to discover where the leak occurred, and started the investigation of the incident, Morten told Sysla.

The offline status on the wet gas compressor system is not impacting the production from Gullfaks field.

Statoil could not determine how long the investigation would last and when the system would come back into operation.

Subsea World News Staff