The reservoir is managed by the company Statoil, which was notified along with China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL) for the event. The weather in Norway is changeable with storms from earlier yesterday.
“The Statoil and COSL regret to report that they have received confirmation from the police that a person is dead after a huge wave struck the platform COSL today,” said Statoil in a statement, adding that two people were under medical care. Not reported the nationalities of the three.
About 50 people from the 106 staff on the platform were moved out of, after having destroyed the places of residence of.
“The weather conditions were difficult during the accident, with 14Î¼ÎµÏ„ÏÎ± waves and wind with speed of 25-30 meters per second. The strong winds have prevented a helicopter to land on the platform and so the people had to be lifted (in the helicopter),” said the Reuters Eileen Brundtland, a spokeswoman in the Norwegian Authority for Oil Security.
The rig is now moving off the coast of Norway and is expected to arrive today, said the head of the Norwegian office of COSL, and a representative of Statoil added that the ÎµÎ¾ÏŽÏÏ…Î¾Î· the largest field in Norway has not been affected, as the rig was drilling and no production.
In accordance with the Norwegian Authority, this is the first fatal accident in the waters of Norway since 2009, when a worker fell from a scaffold on a platform in the North Sea to his death.