Two employees had been evacuated on Tuesday from Equinor’s Statfjord B platform offshore Norway after being uncovered to smoke following a brief circuit in a switchboard room.
Norwegian offshore security watchdog,
the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), mentioned on Wednesday that it was
investigating an incident involving private accidents which occurred on the
Statfjord B platform within the North Sea.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, 18
August 2020. The incident occurred within the switchboard room on the platform when
a brief circuit began creating smoke.
According to the protection watchdog, two
individuals had been uncovered to smoke and needed to be airlifted to hospital for medical
The PSA regards the incident as
critical, prompting it to launch an investigation. A staff of its specialists has
already began the investigation.
The fundamental goal of the
investigation is to determine the causes of the incident and doable classes to
be learnt and share this info with the trade.
The offshore regulator added that
through the investigation it could rigorously assessment the course of occasions, uncover
and describe the precise and potential penalties of the incident, and determine
direct and underlying causes.
The PSA will even apply crucial
enforcement powers to right doable regulatory breaches, make public its
findings, and switch expertise to different gamers within the petroleum sector.
Statfjord is a subject within the Tampen
space within the northern a part of the North Sea, on the border between the Norwegian
and UK sectors.
The Norwegian share of the sphere is
85.47 per cent. The water depth within the space is 150 meters. Statfjord was
found in 1974, and the plan for improvement and operation (PDO) was
accepted in 1976.
The subject has been developed with
three totally built-in concrete services: Statfjord A, Statfjord B, and
Statfjord C. Statfjord A, centrally situated on the sphere, got here on stream in
1979. Statfjord B, within the southern a part of the sphere, in 1982, and Statfjord C,
within the northern half, in 1985.
It is value reminding that operator Equinor and its companions recognized and accepted plans to increase manufacturing from the sphere in direction of 2040.
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