Gas explosion stops production at Gorm field off Denmark

A gas explosion has shut in oil and gas production at Gorm field and its satellite fields in the Danish North Sea, Maersk Olie & Gas AS, Copenhagen, reported Monday. An explosion racked Gorm field Sunday, causing minor burns to two people. No oil pollution resulted from the accident. The cause of the accident was under investigation.


By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, May 21 -- A gas explosion has shut in oil and gas production at Gorm field and its satellite fields in the Danish North Sea, Maersk Olie & Gas AS, Copenhagen, reported Monday.

An explosion racked Gorm field Sunday, causing minor burns to two people. No oil pollution resulted from the accident. The cause of the accident was under investigation.

Immediately after the explosion, oil and gas production from the Dansk Undergrunds Consortium (DUC) Dan and Gorm fields was stopped.

Production on Dan field has been resumed, but production from Gorm field and its satellite fields was shut in until further notice.

Maersk Olie & Gas reported April production figures of 127,000 b/d of oil from Dan and 47,000 b/d from Gorm along with 75,000 b/d total from Gorm's four satellite fields. The fields have limited gas production at this time of year and those statistics were unavailable, a spokesman said.

DUC partners are Amerada Hess Corp., 57.5%, Dansk Olie & Naturgas AS 34.3%, Denerco Oil AS 6.6%, and Danoil Exploration AS 1.6%.

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