Incident at Monroe County, Ohio Statoil well pad
The fire reported on June 28 at Statoil’s onshore Eisenbarth well pad in Monroe County, Ohio has been extinguished but follow-up work is continuing.
The fire involved equipment at the location. The fire was limited to surface equipment. None of the wells have been on fire. A Statoil well inspection team on site reported this morning that all wells are secure and are shut-in.
All personnel working on the site were evacuated and remain safe. In addition, as a precautionary measure, residents living nearby were evacuated temporarily. There have been no reports of serious injuries to date associated with this incident.
Statoil continues to work closely with local, state and federal authorities to manage this incident.
Statoil says it remains committed to ensuring that the ongoing safety of people and the environment is the top priority.