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Pipeline Corrosion Shutters Statoil's Troll C Platform

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 20, 2014

Statoil's TRoll C Platform in the north Sea (photo courtesy Statoil)

Statoil's TRoll C Platform in the north Sea (photo courtesy Statoil)

Norway's Statoil shut oil and gas production at its Troll C platform in the North Sea after inspections found corrosion damage on a pipeline, the company said in a statement on its website on Wednesday.

The platform was shut on Sunday and the repair is expected to take seven days, Statoil said.

"Troll C has a daily equity production of some 58,000 barrels of oil, and exports 8 million cubic metres of gas," Statoil said. "In addition some 34,000 barrels of oil and 2 million cubic metres of gas are transported from the Fram field through the Troll C platform."

Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis

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