Hundreds of workers called to muster after suspected gas leak on Snorre A platform

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Offshore workers were called to muster after a suspected gas leak in the North Sea.

The incident happened on the Snorre A platform on Saturday evening at around 6pm.

There were 205 people on board at the time of the incident.

It happened just a week after a spate of incidents also in the Norwegian North Sea.

According to reports, the crew were mustered and the situation was resolved within an hour.

A spokesman for Statoil said there had been production disruptions prior to the incident.

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has been notified of the incident.

The spokesman said an in-depth investigation would now be carried out into the incident.

Workers were evacuated from the Songa Endurance last week after a well control incident on the Troll field.

On Saturday, workers had to be evacuated from the Songa Endurance rig after a well control incident on the Troll field.

Specialist staff had to be brought in to deal with the situation while other employees were evacuated onshore.

The well was secured with a blowout preventer on the seabed and also with a valve on the rig.

Meanwhile, production has now resumed from the Gullfaks A platform after it was shutdown due to a gas leak.

Statoil was also forced to evacuate personnel from one of its North Sea platforms after a fire broke out in a loading pump.

The platform manager reported smoke and fire in a utility shaft on the Statfjord A platform, triggering the Norwegian operator’s emergency response procedures.