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Statoil Comments From Webite


Emergency responders have been notified about the situation, and Statoil's emergency response organisation has been mobilized and is on site.

There is a fire involving equipment on location. It is limited to surface equipment and does not involve the wells. All personnel on the location are accounted for. We are not aware of any injuries reported.

Statoil's emergency response management is handling all situations based on a worst-case scenario and adjusting the measures to the actual development of the situation. As an additional safety precaution, residents close to the well pad have been asked to temporarily evacuate. We are coordinating closely with local first responders.

Investigations as to the cause of the incident are underway, but our first priority is to take care of the people involved in the situation, then the environment and our surroundings, and finally to protect the technical integrity of our industrial equipment.

Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.

Please direct media queries to Bjorn Otto Sverdrup on +1 832 491 2627.


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