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From: The Norway Post: North Sea platform evacuated Sunday evening
The oil production platform Snorre A on the Norwegian Shelf in the North Sea was Sunday evening in the process of being evacuated due to an unstable well.
It was unclear if there was a danger of a blow-out from the platform, which is operated by Statoil. However, gas was streaming up close to the platform.
The evacuation was carried out by several helicopters, one of them a large rescue helicopter from the Sola air/sea rescue center.
-In addition there are four vessels in standby around the platform, says duty officer at the air/sea rescue center, Terje Langaas.