Equinor gets order from safety regulator over North Sea oil spill

Following an investigation into an oil spill on a North Sea platform, which has found serious breaches of regulations, Norway’s oil and gas giant Equinor has been given an order from the country’s offshore safety regulator.

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has completed its investigation of an incident involving an oil spill via the produced-water plant on Gullfaks C on 26 April 2021, the agency said on Tuesday.

The main Gullfaks field lies in block 34/10 in the northern part of the Norwegian North Sea. It has been developed with three large concrete production platforms.

An investigation of the incident was initiated by the PSA on 29 April.

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