News listings

energy-pedia general news

United Kingdom flagUnited Kingdom

Europe / Caspian / CIS >>> United Kingdom

UK: Wave threat leads to evacuation of Ninian Southern platform in North Sea


06 Dec 2017

Photo - see caption

Dozens of workers have been taken off a North Sea platform amid fears of huge waves due to the approaching Storm Caroline. CNR International said it was taking the precaution on Ninian South, 75 miles (120km) east of Shetland.

The firm has been carrying out checks on the platform's 'jacket', the steel support frame of the structure.

A total of 159 people were working the Ninian South platform. CNR said 90 personnel remained on board. It said there were safety concerns over wave height during Storm Caroline which is due to hit on Thursday.

The company said no other installations were currently affected.

Photo - see caption

'Safety paramount'

A spokeswoman said: 'CNR International (UK) Limited advises that, due to an adverse weather forecast during the coming days, it has commenced a precautionary down-man of non-essential personnel from its Ninian South platform. 'This is in accordance with existing procedures developed to safely manage the structural integrity of the Ninian South jacket. CNR International has been carrying out remedial work on the platform's jacket structure and assurance activities are ongoing to confirm their effectiveness.

'There are storm conditions forecast for the coming weekend, therefore, in order to ensure the safety of all personnel on board, the company has taken the decision to partially down-man Ninian South as a precaution. The safety of the personnel on board the platform is of paramount importance for the company.'

Original ar ticle link

Source: BBC News





Bookmark and Share


A global information service for upstream oil and gas opportunities - divestitures, farmins and farmouts and licensing rounds.


Publicly Available Deals

See all deals...

Subscriber Only Deals

Current deals: 1659
Completed deals: 4734

Company Profiles

Current Company Profiles: 2531

Corporate Activity

Current Corporate Activity articles: 2978

Companies Looking

Current number of articles: 417

Company Sales

Current Company Sales articles:1195

Geostudies

Current Geostudies articles: 535

How to subscribe

energy-pedia Jobs

RSS Feed Widget
See all jobs...


energy-pedia Databank

The energy-pedia databank contains links to information on the world financial and energy markets, including share prices, oil and gas prices and the global stock exchanges. Read more...



energy-pedia Glossary

A list of commonly used terms in the oil and gas industry. Read more...

Subscribe

Subscribe to the FREE
energy-pedia Daily Newsletter
Subscribe

energy365
Rose & Assocs 149
Bayphase
EP Consult Energies
RSK Logo 149
Lynx Information Systems
Government of South Australia
Union Jack Oil 149
count geophysics
KL Publishing
OPC
SLR Consulting logo
About energy-pedia

energy-pedia news is a FREE news service written and edited by E and P professionals for E and P professionals.

We don't just report the news, we give you the technical background as well, with additional information derived from our unique energy-pedia opportunities service.
Contact us

energy365 Ltd

238 High Street
London Colney
St Albans
UNITED KINGDOM

Tel: +44(0)1727 822675

Email: info@energy-pedia.com