January, 2021

This is a repeating event

202120JanAll DayTreasure Saga Production Loss 1989Ekofisk Field Norwegian North Sea (NO) Origin: Marsh Industry:OffshoreCountry:NorwayLanguage:ENLoC:OverpressureIncident:Gas/vapour/mist/etc release to airHazard:FlammableImpact:ENVIRONMENTAL (Offsite)Consequence:EnvironmentalMaterial:Methane


A semi-submersible rig had a gas kick at 15,527 feet during an attempt to clear the drill pipe of cement previously pumped in to control the well, and the well then suffered a blow-out. It was stabilized after 11 months by pumping heavy mud down a relief well and was later sealed.

[ Property Damage $220 Million. Estimated Current Value $495 Million ]

Image credit: Saga Petroleum



Wed 20 Jan 2021 - Wed 20 Jan 2021


Ekofisk Oilfield

Norwegian North Sea