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.