Statoil accepts fine for incident at Gullfaks offshore oil platform

Source:Statoil

The Gullfaks C incident has been thoroughly examined both by Statoil and other parties.

Statoil accepts a fine of NOK 30 million (USD 5.1 million) following the well control incident on the Gullfaks C platform in 2010.

Earlier this year, Statoil was fined by the public prosecutor for Rogaland county following the well control incident that occurred on Gullfaks C on 19 May 2010.

The company has decided to accept the fine.

The Gullfaks C incident has been thoroughly examined both by Statoil and other parties. An extensive improvement programme has been implemented throughout the company to ensure that learning is gained from the incident.

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