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Statoil shut in production at its Snorre B platform in the North Sea and evacuated non-essential personnel after a small oil leak was detected on the seabed, a spokesman from the company said.

The platform was first shut down Saturday after a remotely operated vehicle discovered the leak.

The platform was shut again on Monday after problems during an attempted restart.

A total of 33 people were evacuated from the facility as a precautionary measure, spokesman Orjan Heradstveit said.

103 crew members stayed on board the platform.

Heradstveit said the spill was a “very small amount”, but had no time estimate for putting the platform back on line.


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