Norwegian oil company StatoilHydro ASA halted oil and gas production on a North Sea platform after a fire broke out.
The operator said the fire was soon extinguished on the Oseberg A platform yesterday afternoon and there was no need to evacuate staff.
The rig is 80 miles northwest of the port city of Bergen on Norway’s western coast. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.
Last year, the platform produced some 90,000 barrels a day. It was not clear when production could begin again.