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ENI expects to restart Goliat oil platform within days

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 06:50
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Oil firm ENi expects to restart oil production at its Goliat platform in the Barents Sea off Norway within days after it was shut on Friday, a spokesman said on Sunday.

[STAVANGER] Oil firm ENi expects to restart oil production at its Goliat platform in the Barents Sea off Norway within days after it was shut on Friday, a spokesman said on Sunday.

The production at Norway's only Arctic oil field was shut after the platform lost power supply from shore, prompting partial staff evacuation. The supply was restored after several hours, ENI has said.

"It will be a matter of days (before production is resumed)... As a safety precaution we won't resume production until all the facts are gathered," Andreas Wulff, the spokesman for the company in Norway, told Reuters.

ENI is the operator of Goliat with a 65 per cent stake, while Norway's Statoil has the remaining stake in the Arctic field, which started producing earlier this year after several delays.

REUTERS