Statoil reports fire at Ohio wellsite


Statoil reports fire at Ohio wellsite

STAVANGER, Norway -- A fire reported on June 28 at Statoil’s onshore Eisenbarth well pad in Monroe County, Ohio has been extinguished but follow-up work is continuing.

The fire was limited to surface equipment; none of the wells have been on fire. A Statoil well inspection team on site reported yesterday, June 29, that all wells are secure and are shut-in.

All personnel working on the site were evacuated and remain safe. In addition, as a precautionary measure, residents living nearby were evacuated temporarily. There have been no reports of serious injuries to date associated with this incident.

Statoil continues to work with local, state and federal authorities to manage this incident.

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