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Examines the consequences

[report] – There has been a desire to address what we can do. We are now investigating both methods for getting this done and any consequences of letting this lie, says Stig Kvendseth in ConocoPhillips, who emphasizes that the company consults a separate science group of Norwegian and international professionals for advice.

- What does it mean?

- We must seek knowledge about how to technically achieve this. Furthermore, we are in the process of making an impact assessment for the content that is left in the Ekofisk tank after two-thirds of the oil wax layer has been removed. Of course, we must also make a cost-benefit assessment.

- What are these bottom sediments?

- There are heavy oil residues that contain salts and metals, including some heavy metals. The heavy metals are in non-bioavailable form, says Stig Kvendseth in ConocoPhillips.

Kvendseth emphasizes that the company complies with the orders from the authorities, and is proud of the progress with the discontinuation of the Ekofisk I platforms so far.

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