Strike forces Statoil to shut production

By OGJ editors

Statoil has shut down production of about 150,000 b/d of crude oil from fields in the North Sea and Norwegian Sea offshore Norway and cut operations of related facilities onshore in response to a labor strike.

The company shut down the Heidrun platform in the Norwegian Sea and Oseberg Field Center in the North Sea after negotiations broke down with the Organization of Energy Personnel, Industri Energi, and Norwegian Organization of Managers and Executives.

Fields affected by idling of the Oseberg center are Oseberg C, Oseberg South and East, Huldra, Veslefrikk, and Brage.

Based on data from Statoil and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Oil & Gas Journal estimates affected oil production at 94,000-99,000 b/d from the Oseberg area and 52,000 b/d from Heidrun. The fields also normally produce natural gas and gas liquids.

Statoil estimated value of the suspended production at 150 million kroner/day.

Statoil also is closing the onshore Tjeldbergodden processing complex and parts of the Sture terminal north of Bergen.

Related Articles

GET OFF ENVIRONMENTAL SIDELINES

01/01/1990 The petroleum industry's political challenge for the 1990s is to get back into the environmental debate. It won't be easy. But industry h...

SHELL HOMES IN ON TROLL FIELD DEVELOPMENT

01/08/1990 Norske Shell will recommend to partners that Troll gas field in the Norwegian North Sea be developed using multiphase flow pipelines and onshore pr...

WASHINGTON TO DETERMINE OCS LEASE SALE SCHEDULE

01/08/1990 Patrick Crow Washington Editor The U.S. government will make critical decisions on the future of Outer Continental Shelf leasing this year. And it ...

SANTOS TESTS QUEENSLAND OIL DISCOVERY

01/08/1990 A Santos Ltd. partnership plans to begin producing a Southwest Queensland oil discovery in February. The 1 Bowen, drilled on the Naccowlah block of...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected