Statoil kept oil spill a secret for two years

In 2011, Statoil discovered that a massive chemical spill had ocurred at an injection drilling in the North Sea, but the Norwegian authorities weren't notified until two years later.

Photo: Statoil / Øyvind Hagen

The Norwegian environmental authority, Miljødirektoratet, is aiming a strong critique at Statoil for having failed to notify the authorities of a chemical spill that happened in the period 2006-2009. According to the authority, Statoil knew about the incident since 2011, but didn't notify the environmental authority until recently.

The case began when Statoil, at the authority's request, began a mapping process of the ocean floor at the Njord A platform in the North Sea. This happened because the authority had received information regarding problems with injection wells on the ocean floor, which may have been torn open.

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