Statoil Accepts Fine For North Sea Platform Incident

July 2013, Vol. 240 No. 7

According to the Statoil website, the company has accepted a fine of NOK 30 million following the well control incident on the Gullfaks C platform in 2010 Statoil was fined by the public prosecutor for Rogaland County following the well control incident that occurred on Gullfaks C platform on May 19, 2010 in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

According to the information on the Statoil website, the company stated: “The Gullfaks C incident has been thoroughly examined both by Statoil and other parties. An extensive improvement program has been implemented throughout the company to ensure that learning is gained from the incident.”