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.

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