PSA to investigate Oseberg C hydrocarbon leak

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has initiated an investigation of the hydrocarbon leak that occurred on the Oseberg C facility on Friday, Sept. 12.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway -- The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has initiated an investigation of the hydrocarbon leak that occurred on the Oseberg C facility on Friday, Sept. 12.

The PSA was notified about the significant leak on Friday. An inspection, conducted after confirmation that the facility had been depressurized, revealed a rupture in an equalization line.

All personnel mustered at lifeboats, but no injuries were reported in connection with the incident. A general alarm and shut down of production was initiated, according to the PSA.

09/16/2008

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