Statoil has halted production at its Statfjord A platform in the North Sea after smoke and flames were detected in a utility shaft. 

The fire started in a loading pump in the utility shaft, and was restricted to one area that is separated with fire barriers.

A total of 67 people were on-board at the time when the incident occurred and Statoil shifted 20 of them to Statfjord B platform by SAR helicopter.

The automatic deluge system was triggered once the smoke was detected and all personnel working on the platform were evacuated.

"All personnel working on the platform were evacuated."

After halting production, crew on board without emergency response assignments were sent to the lifeboats and are now being gathered for a debriefing on the platform.

Statoil mobilised its emergency response organisations at Sandsli and in Stavanger.

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Two SAR helicopters have been moved to the field and the emergency response vessel Stril Herkules is in the area.

The Statfjord A production platform has a concrete substructure and storage cells. The field’s Norwegian part is located in blocks 33/9 and 33/12 in license 037 and contains oil and gas.

Separately, Statoil reported a well control incident on the drilling rig Songa Endurance and the well has now been secured with a blowout preventer around the drill string on the seabed.

The rig was working on the G4 well in the Troll field located in the northern part of the North Sea, about 65km west of Kollsnes in Hordaland and complications took place during the work on removing the production string from the well.

The company is now carrying out work to stabilise the well.

At the time of the incident, 107 people were on board and no injuries were reported.

The Troll field extends over an area of 750km² in blocks 31/2, 31/3, 31/5 and 31/6 in the North Sea.