Cargo ship collidesTie-in of Snorre A

Oil spill from Statfjord B

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A total of 5 630 barrels (900 cubic metres) of crude oil were spilt to the sea on 9 July 1992 during loading from the Statfjord B platform.
— Buoy loading. Photo: Leif Berge/Equinor
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This arose from a leak in the subsea systems. An oil slick two kilometres long and 300 metres wide developed, and two supply ships immediately deployed containment booms.

Divers were sent down to seal the leak, which had occurred in 145 metres of water. A commission of inquiry was established to investigate the incident, and found that a valve had stood open on the seabed.

Sources
Aftenposten , morning edition, 10 July 1992, p 15. “Oljeutslipp på Statfjord”.
Norwegian Wire Service (NTB), 9 July 1992. “900 kubikkmeter råolje på havet ved Statfjord B”
Nøttestad, Øyvind. Fra forkynner til forvalter. SFTs historie fram til 1994 . Oslo 2002, p 265. “De største oljeutslippene i Norge i perioden 1968-2001”.

Cargo ship collidesTie-in of Snorre A
Published December 4, 2019   •   Updated December 19, 2019
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