April 29, 2016 / 4:24 PM / 3 years ago

Output at North Sea Gullfaks B platform shut after helicopter crash: Statoil

OSLO (Reuters) - Production at the Statoil-operated STL.OL Gullfaks B platform in the North Sea is shut for an undetermined period following a helicopter crash in which 13 platform staff are presumed dead, a senior company official said.

“Production is shut at Gullfaks B so that we can take care of the (platform) staff in the best way possible,” Statoil’s head of development and production in Norway, Arne Sigve Nylund, told a news conference.

He did not say at what rate the platform was producing at when it shut down.

Partners in the field include Austria’s OMV(OMVV.VI) and Norwegian state-owned firm Petoro.

Reporting by Gwladys Fouche, editing by Stine Jacobsen

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