Oil and gas leak on Statfjord A platform, North sea
Oil and gas leak on Statfjord A platform was reported at around 1740 LT Dec 28 13, shutting down output and leading to evacuation of half of the 168 personnel. Statfjord A platform is situated in North sea in Statfjord field, some 180 kilometers off Norwegian coast. The Statfjord oil field is operated by Statoil since 1987. The Statfjord field has three concrete production platforms, A, B and C. Each platform is made up of approximately 250,000 tonnes of concrete with 40,000 tonnes of top-side processing and accommodation facilities. Personnel was moved by helicopters to platforms B and C. Statoil said situation was being normalised from about 1820 GMT.