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Petrojarl Knarr FPSO fire under control

Petrojarl Knarr FPSO fire under control
A "small fire" aboard Teekay's FPSO Petrojarl Knarr, which broke out in the early hours of this morning, is now under control, charterer BG Group has stated.

No injuries have been reported in what the company described as a small fire in a technical room. "The fire has been extinguished and the situation has been normalised," a statement read.

Due to the fire, production at the facility has been shut down less than a week after it began. Petrojarl Knarr started production at the Knarr field in the North Sea, 120 km off the Norwegian coast, on 18 March.

The fire is the second on board the vessel since it was delivered in 2014, the first occurred in October last year while at a Norwegian shipyard.

The Samsung-built FPSO has a production capacity of 63,000 barrels per day and a storage capacity of 800,000 barrels.