Norwegian energy firm Statoil shut oil production at its Snorre B platform in the North Sea and evacuated a quarter of the personnel there after detecting a soil shift under a drilling template and then oil leak, the company said on Monday.
The Snorre field in the northern part of the North Sea is Norway's fourth-biggest oil producer with output averaging 88,000 barrels of oil per day in 2013, data from Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) showed.Statoil has two platform in this field: Snorre A and Snorre B. Snorre A is operating normally. Statoil did not break down how much of the 88K bopd comes from "A" and how much comes from "B."
Maps of the Day
Carpe Diem has some interesting "maps of the day." At the link, note the 3rd map, the map of migration patterns. There is but a handful of states in which there is a net movement in: eight to be exact. North Carolina fascinates me. North Carolina continues to attract new folks; I'm not sure exactly why. The other state that caught my eye was New Hampshire. Having spent much of the last four years in Boston, off and on, taking care of our granddaughters, the reason is obvious. From Boston it is a very, very short drive to New Hampshire, and it's a beautiful state. In addition, New Hampshire has no income tax and no statewide sales tax.
If you haven't visited Carpe Diem recently, simply start at the top of today's Carpe Diem post, and scroll down quickly. I think you will find it very, very interesting, perhaps one of the best blogs on the net.