According to Norske Shell, operator of the field, about 100 cubic meters of oil have escaped. As production has been halted, no additional oil will seep into the sea.
The NPD has set up a special task force to follow up the incident on Draugen.
The Draugen installation is situated on the oil field for which it was named on Haltenbanken, 145 kilometers northwest of Kristiansund.
Contact in NPD:
Senior Information Adviser
Tel. + 47 957 00 320