Equinor reports fewer accidents and personal injuries

Although the Norwegian oil giant Equinor has been criticized for not having a proper handle on safety, new numbers reveal improvements.

Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland - Equinor

The first quarter of 2021 saw fewer accidents and personal injuries at Equinor, according to the oil firm's safety statistics published Tuesday.

Compared to the same period in 2020, the number of "serious incidents" has dropped from 21 to 10, with personal injuries down from 78 to 66. At the same time, two gas leaks were reported against six in the same quarter last year, and no serious well incidents.

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