Statoil shuts-in Oseberg East after vessel collision

Statoil has shut-in its oil platform at the Oseberg East field offshore Norway after a supply vessel collision.

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Oslo, Norway – Statoil has shut-in its oil platform at the Oseberg East field offshore Norway after a supply vessel collision. Production is expected to restart later today, according to Reuters.

The collision forced a shutdown and preparations to evacuate workers; an investigation found a small damage to the platform.

"The production was stopped, but we are preparing to restart it later today," said Lars Kindingstad, a spokesman for Statoil.

Oseberg East produced around 961,189 barrels of oil in 1Q 2014 or about 8,000 b/d, according to data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

07/10/2014

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