Update: PSA to Investigate Statfjord Oil Spill

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has decided to conduct an investigation into an oil spill which occurred on Statoil’s Statfjord field in the North Sea on October 8.

The oil spill had been observed on the sea close to the OLS B loading buoy on the field at around 08.30 a.m local time.

The discovery was made while loading crude from Statfjord A into the Hilda Knutsen shuttle tanker via the buoy, which stands between the A and B platforms.

According to a preliminary assessment by Statoil, the spill could be within the range of 40 cubic metres of oil.

The PSA has resolved to investigate this incident, in part to clarify the course of events and to identify the direct and underlying causes.

Issues due to be covered will include the technical condition, maintenance and operation of the offshore loading system.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Apr 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 1 2 3 4 5

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum 2019

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum is an event for Maritime leaders who want to unlock successful business formula of the industry!

read more >

CWC World Gas & Power Series – Brazil & the Americas Summit

CWC World Gas & Power Series: Brazil & the Americas Summit is the perfect meeting place to make contacts…

read more >

FPSO Brazil Congress 2019

Charging ahead with 24 planned orders by 2022, Brazil has once again solidified its status as one of the world’s foremost oil and gas leaders…

read more >

Nor-Shipping 2019

Nor-Shipping’s conference and event programme is tailored to deliver the knowledge, value and networking to help you build your business.

read more >