The PSA was notified about the significant leak at 18:00 hours on Friday. Oseberg C is operated by StatoilHydro. An inspection conducted after confirmation that the facility had been depressurized revealed a rupture in an equalization line.
In accordance with the routine response, all personnel mustered at the lifeboats but no one was injured in connection with the incident – which led to a general alarm and shut-down of production.
All hydrocarbon leaks entail a hazard. Fire and/or explosion will result if a hydrocarbon leak is ignited. Such incidents constitute a significant hazard for personnel on board, the facility itself and the surroundings.
Oseberg C is an integrated living quarters, process and drilling platform located more than 14 km north of the field centre. The Oseberg field centre is located about 130 km north-west of Bergen.
Inger Anda, press spokesperson
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