Statoil fined for Statfjord A oil leak

The Rogaland county public prosecutor has fined Statoil $4.2 million following the oil leak from the Statfjord A loading buoy on Dec. 12, 2007.

Offshore staff

OSLO -- The Rogaland county public prosecutor has fined Statoil $4.2 million following the oil leak from the Statfjord A loading buoy on Dec. 12, 2007.

No identifiable harm was caused to the environment by the oil spill on Statfjord, according to a report from the Sintef research foundation, the Norwegian Institute for Marine Research, and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research.

“We’ve made changes to the way we plan and implement modifications, strengthened the maintenance program, and adopted more secure routines for offshore loading,” says Thorstein Hole, Statoil’s VP for operations west cluster. “Together with the shipping companies, we’ve also implemented extensive upgrading work on 20 shuttle tankers we utilize on the Norwegian continental shelf.”

12/21/2009

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