OSLO, June 22 (Reuters) - Norway’s Gjoea oil and gas field will remain shut until the source of gas leak that forced operator Engie to halt production on Wednesday has been found, the French company said.
“Production will remain shut until the cause of the leak has been found,” an Engie spokeswoman said, adding that 19 people had been evacuated from the Gjoea platform while 30 remained on board.
“The situation quickly came under control, and no injuries are reported,” the company said in a statement.
In April, the field’s daily output of natural gas averaged 12 million cubic meters, crude oil output stood at 17,000 barrels per day and natural gas liquids at 38,000 barrels per day, according to Norway’s Petroleum Directorate.
Engie holds a 30 percent stake in the field, while Norwegian state firm Petoro holds 30 percent, BASF unit Wintershall holds 20 percent, Shell owns 12 percent and DEA has an 8 percent stake. (Reporting by Terje Solsvik; editing by Sunil Nair and David Clarke)