The Gudrun platform. Image courtesy of Harald Pettersen/Statoil.

Statoil shut in production at its Gudrun oil and gas field in the Norwegian North Sea Wednesday after a gas leak was detected.

The Norway-based company does not  know when output from the field will restart, Reuters said.

Statoil has not disclosed the cause or the size of the gas leak.

The field produced 4.6 million cubic meters of gas per day, 821 cubic meters of condensate and 1,410 cubic meters of NGL  in November,  according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Statoil holds a 51 percent operating stake  in the field.

France’s GDF Suez  holds a 25 percent stake and Austria-based OMV holds a 24 percent stake.



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