Statoil shuts down production on Heimdal after fire alarm
Norwegian oil company Statoil has reportedly shut down production from the Heimdal field following a fire alarm on the platform offshore Norway.
According to a report by Aftenblad, a Norwegian news website, the alarm went off early on Friday morning but the situation was quickly resolved as there was no evidence of a fire.
The news website also said that there were 67 people on board when the incident happened.
Offshore Energy Today has reached out to Statoil seeking confirmation as well as further details about the incident. The company’s spokesperson said the production gradually started this morning.
“We continue to look for the cause of the incident,” the spokesperson briefly added.
Heimdal is a gas field in block 25/4 in the North Sea, offshore Norway. It is located 250 km west of Rogaland. Heimdal was discovered in 1972. Development was approved in 1981, and production started in 1986.
The state-owned oil giant has been plagued by a number of offshore incidents recently, the latest one was on Statoil’s Njord field on the Saipem-owned Scarabeo 5 semi-sub rig, currently being investigated.
Offshore Energy Today Staff