Fire on board of platform Statfjord A in North sea, partial evacuation
Fire erupted on a stationary concrete oil platform Statfjord A on Statfjord oil field in North sea, at around 0820 LT Oct 16. firefighting system was activated, 20 people out of 67 of platform personnel were evacuated and transported to platform Statfjord B. Fire, according to Statoil statement, is under control, there is no open fire or smoke. On a photo platform Statfjord A.
The Statfjord oil field is an enormous oil and gas field covering 580 km2 in the U.K.-Norwegian boundary of the North Sea at a water depth of 145 m. The Statfjord field has three condeep 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.