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Statoil evacuating Eagle Ford shale staff ahead of Hurricane Harvey
August 24, 2017 / 5:35 PM / a month ago

Statoil evacuating Eagle Ford shale staff ahead of Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Statoil ASA said on Thursday it is evacuating staff from the Eagle Ford shale region as Hurricane Harvey moves closer to the Texas coast.

The Norway-based oil producer is securing its two drilling rigs in the shale region and will close wells on a case-by-case basis depending on flooding risk, though the company’s goal would be to not close a well, said spokesman Erik Haaland. (Reporting by Ernest Scheyder; Editing by Paul Simao)

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