June, 2009

This is a repeating event

200904JunAll DayBig Orange XVIII Collision 2009Ekofisk Oilfield Norwegian North Sea (NO)Industry:OffshoreCountry:NorwayLanguage:ENLoC:Impact Origin: Marsh Incident:COLLISIONHazards:FlammableImpact:COST (On Site)Effects:FinancialMaterial:Crude Oil


A well-intervention vessel lost power and collided with an unmanned platform forming part of this 230,000 bbl per day complex. Heavy damage was caused to the vessel and the platform, including damage to the platform structure, linking access bridge, and well equipment. Some 23,000 bbl per day of oil production was reportedly affected. The force of the collision caused the bow of the vessel to compress by about two meters, with the platform pushed partly out of position, loosening several support legs from the main load-bearing structure. One of the water injection risers on the platform was bent extensively and several wellheads were moved, with a catalog of further damage from the collision also identified.

[ Property Damage $750 Million. Estimated Current Value $909 Million ]

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