Equinor has revealed that two of its employees were injured in a serious work-related incident on board the Heimdal platform in the North Sea on Thursday 28 November. 

The incident occurred as a result of an explosion of a portable gas container on board, and was reported in to Equinor’s emergency response centre at 1806 CET. There were 70 personnel on board the platform when the incident occurred.

The two injured employees were taken care of by health personnel on board Heimdal, and were transported further to Haukeland University Hospital and Stavanger University Hospital with a SAR helicopter and a Joint Rescue Coordination Centre helicopter.

Equinor is following up both those injured and their families. The Heimdal organisation is also being taken care of. On Thursday night extra personnel travelled out to the platform to follow up those who were on board.

Relevant authorities have been informed and updated, and the incident will be investigated further.