Leak from Draugen
The field was shut down again after a minor leak was found in a condensate pipeline on the platform. Output was suspended for safety’s sake, but none of the 70 people on board were evacuated.
Draugen had ceased production a number of times in recent years as a result of leaks.
The leaking pipe was found to be corroded.[REMOVE]Fotnote: Stavanger Aftenblad, 9 March 2005, “Produksjonen på Draugen stanset”. Since the platform was not producing anyway, all condensate piping in the relevant area was checked and turned out to have more rust than expected.
Draugen remained shut down for more than a week to correct this extensive corrosion damage.Production shut downHelicopter struck by lightning
More about history
Shell was appointed operator of production licence 093 in Norway’s eighth offshore licensing round. The first exploration well on this acreage indicated a big potential for a commercial discovery.