Drill fluid lost on Snorre A offshore oil platform

Source:Statoil

Drill fluid was lost as a new well was being drilled on Snorre A, in the Tampen area of the North Sea. On Saturday evening a situation arose in which drill fluid was lost as a new well was being drilled on Snorre A, in the Tampen area of the North Sea.

While it was possible to quickly reduce the loss of drill fluid to the reservoir, adverse weather conditions created some uncertainty as to when a vessel might get out to the platform with a new supply of drill fluid.

As a purely preventive measure, 117 out of a total 254 platform personnel were transferred to Gullfaks A and Gullfaks C.

Updated 20 January 2014

Cementing of the Snorre A well is completed. Favourable weather conditions have allowed unloading and new supply of drilling fluid has arrived on board.

The personnel who were transferred to Gullfaks will return to Snorre A before lunch today.

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