Equinor fully restores output from Sverdrup oilfield, western Europe's largest

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Equinor's logo is seen at the company's headquarters in Stavanger, Norway December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

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OSLO, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Output from Equinor's (EQNR.OL) Johan Sverdrup oilfield, western Europe's largest, has been fully restored, a spokesperson for the Norwegian firm said on Friday.

The North Sea field, which has an output capacity of around 535,000 barrels of oil per day, suffered a power outage on Thursday, triggering a shutdown. read more

The power supply to the Sverdrup oil platforms, which comes via a subsea cable from land, was restored on Thursday evening. read more

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Output reached full capacity at around midnight local time (2300 GMT), some 12 hours after the outage began, the spokesperson said.

Sverdrup, which began production in 2019, is one of a growing number of Norwegian oilfields powered by electricity from shore, unlike many older fields which use natural gas and diesel generators for operations on-site.

Operator Equinor holds a 42.6% stake in Sverdrup, Lundin Energy (LUNE.ST) has 20%, Norwegian state-owned firm Petoro holds 17.36%, Aker BP (AKRBP.OL) owns 11.57% and TotalEnergies (TTEF.PA) has 8.44%.

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Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis, editing by Terje Solsvik

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