Fire in utility shaft on Statfjord A extinguishedNews // October 19, 2016
At 8.20am CET on 16 October, the platform manager reported smoke and fire in a utility shaft on Statfjord A. No injuries were reported. At 11.00am the platform manager reported that the fire has been extinguished. The fire started in a loading pump in the utility shaft and was restricted to one area that is separated by fire barriers. When the smoke was detected, the automatic deluge system was triggered.
The emergency response organisation on Statfjord A worked on extinguishing the fire. The area is now being monitored by the fireguard. There were 67 people on board when the incident occurred. At 10 am, 20 people were been moved to Statfjord B by SAR helicopter.
Production at Statfjord A was shut down and crew onboard without emergency response assignments were sent to the lifeboats.
Statoil’s emergency response organisations at Sandsli and in Stavanger were mobilised. Two SAR helicopters are at the field and the emergency response vessel Stril Herkules attended.