Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) is investigating an incident where a man fell into the water from Scarabeo 8 on the Goliat field in the Barents Sea.

The incident took place on 20 February and the man was rescued from the sea by Esvagt Aurora vessel. He reportedly fell from a height of 20m and remained in the water for around four minutes before being rescued, reported Upstreamonline.

"He fell from a height of 20m and remained in the water for around four minutes."

The PSA said it will seek to clarify the course of events and find direct and underlying causes of the incident.

Eni Norge operates the Goliat field with a 65% stake. Statoil owns the remaining interest.

The Goliat field is located in production licence 229 in the Barents Sea, north of Russia and Norway.

Goliat has two separate main reservoirs, the Kobbe and Realgrunnen, and features oil with an overlying gas cap.