Gorm Field / Gas explosion

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 28 Jun 2012 12:22
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5/21/2001

On 20 May 2001 at 23.46 hrs. (Danish time) a gas explosion happened on the Gorm Field in the Danish Part of the North Sea.

In connection with the accident two persons suffered minor injuries. Both persons received minor burns, but only one required medical treatment by the nurse on duty. The person is expected to be flown ashore later Monday.

Immediately after the explosion the oil and gas production from the southern DUC fields (Dan and Gorm) was stopped. The production on the Dan Field has been resumed. The production from the Gorm Field and its satellite fields is shut in until further notice.

No oil pollution has been registered in connection with the accident.

The Authorities have been informed and a team of experts from shore has been sent to the Gorm Field to investigate the course of the accident.


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