Statoil Investigating Platform Fire

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 11:10 AM gHale

Statoil’s Mariner A platform, shown in file photo, suffered from a fire in the emergency generator room Monday.

Oil giant Statoil is conducting an investigation into a fire on one of its North Sea platforms.
A “small” fire ended up detected in the emergency generator room of the Mariner A platform Monday.

The fire was extinguished quickly and no crew members suffered an injury in the incident, a Statoil spokesman said.

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“All people on board are safe and accounted for and no injuries were sustained,” the spokesman said.

“Statoil’s emergency response teams were mobilized to support the response effort and the relevant authorities were informed.

“An investigation is underway into the cause of the incident and to determine remedial actions.”

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said it was aware of the incident and was making “initial enquiries.”

“HSE has been informed of a fire in a generator room on the Mariner A platform,” said a spokeswoman for HSE. “We are making initial enquiries and are unable to comment further at this time.”

Work to install Mariner A was completed at the start of August. The platform is one of the largest on the UK continental shelf, with topside infrastructure weighing in at about 38,000 metric tons.

The field, located about 95 miles east of Shetland, UK, is expected to yield 250 million barrels over its 30-year production life.

First oil is slated for the second half of 2018.

Statoil is the operator of Mariner with 65.11 percent equity. Its partners are JX Nippon, which has a 20 percent share, Siccar Point Energy with 8.89 percent and Dyas with 6 percent.

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