Oil leak

person by Trude Meland, Norwegian Petroleum Museum
A small oil slick was discovered near the Rogn South subsea facility, five-six kilometres from the Draugen platform, and an underwater camera was lowered to investigate.
— On a clear day, the view from Draugen is spectacular. Photo: A/S Norske Shell/Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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The operatives were able to see that oil was leaking from a cap in 285 metres of water. All production from the subsea installations on Draugen was shut down until the source of the spill had been identified. Routine notifications were provided to the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT) and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).

Published August 8, 2018   •   Updated October 18, 2018
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