Statoil halts output at Gullfaks B after helicopter crash

This article was updated Apr. 29.

Thirteen are feared dead after a CHC helicopter on assignment for Statoil ASA crashed on Apr. 29 outside Turoy in Fjell municipality outside Bergen, Norway.

Two pilots and 11 passengers were on board the helicopter while it was en route to Bergen from the Gullfaks B platform on Block 34/10 in the northern portion of the Norwegian North Sea. Production at Gullfaks B has since been temporarily shut down, and emergency personnel have been sent to assist those on board.

Late on Apr. 29, Statoil reported that the 11 passengers are employed by the following companies: Halliburton, Aker Solutions, Schlumberger, Welltec, Karsten Moholt, and Statoil. The two pilots are employed by CHC. Statoil employs one of the 13.

Statoil has temporarily grounded all equivalent traffic helicopters.

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