July 10, 2018 / 11:01 AM / 4 months ago

Equinor says drilling shutting down at Norway's Snorre B platform but production still on

FILE PHOTO: A logo of Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, is seen at the company's headquarters in Fornebu, Norway May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Nerijus Adomaitis

OSLO (Reuters) - Oil and gas major Equinor (EQNR.OL), operator of the Snorre B platform in the North Sea told Reuters that the site’s drilling is shutting down due to a strike that started Tuesday, but that production was ongoing.

“They are shutting down the drilling at Snorre B but production is being maintained. We can maintain production independently as long as it is needed, it is not related to the drilling operations,” said an Equinor spokesman.

He declined to comment on the platform’s daily output.

(This story corrects to read North Sea (not Norwegian Sea), paragraph 1)

Reporting by Lefteris Karagiannopoulos, editing by Gwladys Fouche

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