Statoil halts drilling on Gullfaks

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 11
-- Statoil halted drilling on Nov. 10 already under way in its Gullfaks field in the North Sea to enable an additional review of its routines for planning and conducting drilling operations, the company said.

The need for a review was a result of the incident on May 19 while drilling Well C-06 on the Gullfaks C platform.

On Oct. 29 Statoil provided the Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway (Ptil) a report on its internal investigation after the incident (OGJ Online, Nov. 5, 2010) and since then has been discussing with Ptil the report's contents.

Geir Slora, Statoil's senior vice-president of drilling and wells, said, “We wish to double-check that the ongoing drilling and well operations are in accordance with Statoil’s procedures and the short-term measures that were identified in our internal investigation after the C-06 incident.”

Statoil said that production is continuing normally from Gullfaks and associated satellite fields.

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