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Non-essential staff evacuated from North Sea rig after gas leak

23 June 2017

On Jun 22, Engie E&P Norge reported a gas leak at the Gjøa field complex in the North Sea. It said that the leak had been stopped and the situation was under control. No injuries were reported but production was shut down and 19 of the 49 crew on the semisubmersible Gjøa platform were evacuated by helicopter to the Norwegian mainland.

Gjøa platform - Image: Engie
Gjøa platform - Image: Engie

The company said its emergency response organisation was coordinating all support required and was in dialogue with the relevant authorities.

The field is situated West of Florø on the West coast of Norway and is operated with power from shore through a 100 km long submarine cable from Mongstad.

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