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.