Statoil called to safety talks with PSA after spate of incidents

Exxon owns non-operated interests in Equinor's Snorre field.
Exxon owns non-operated interests in Equinor's Snorre field.

A meeting has been called between Statoil management and the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority after a number of incidents involving the company’s assets.

The most recent was a suspected gas leak at its Mongstad facility.

Prior to this there had been a number of incidents offshore including on the Troll field.

A senior union member from SAFE told Norwegian media “enough is enough” and said the incidents were a “concern for us all”.

Earlier this week an estimated 600 workers were called to muster and evacuated from an oil refinery. No one was injured in the incident.

On Saturday, a gas alarm was sounded on the Snorre A platform in the North Sea.

A week prior to this, a gas alarm was also sounded on the Gullfaks A platform operated by Statoil in the North Sea.

On the same day there was a fire on the Statfjord A platform shut down production for a week.

A day prior to that, there was a gas leak on the Songa Endurance rig on the Troll field.