Equinor reports partial outage at Norway’s Sverdrup oilfield

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OSLO, Jan 16 (Reuters) – The planned restart of the second process platform on Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup oil field has been postponed due to equipment damage, and repairs are now underway, a company spokesman told Reuters on Monday.

Equinor’s Sverdrup field last week suffered an outage due to a loss of power supply, but electricity was restored on Friday, and the company had planned to resume oil production .

“The start of production on the Process no. 2 platform is now delayed due to an equipment failure that occurred when it started after a few days from a cold platform,” Equinor said on Monday.

He did not say how long the repairs were expected to take.

Sverdrup’s second process platform, which started production for the first time last month, has a capacity to produce up to 185,000 barrels per day, although it had not yet reached this level before the blackout of -last week, the company said.

The first platform of the Sverdrup process is operating normally and producing a stable 535,000 barrels of oil per day, Equinor said. (Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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