Statfjord C back online

Statoil has rebooted production from its Statfjord C platform off Norway after a nearly four-day shutdown caused by an oil leak.

"Production on Statfjord C was resumed Wednesday evening after required inspection had been completed. The incident is currently being investigated," Statoil said in a statement.

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority has also decided to investigate the leak, uncovered in the early hours of Sunday, that reportedly resulted in the discharge of as much as 32 cubic metres of processed crude into the sea at the North Sea field.

Statfjord C is part of a three-platform constellation at the veteran field, which was brought on stream in 1979 and produced about 23,000 barrels per day of oil last year, according to figures from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

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