Oil workers taken off North Sea platform after power loss

Operator TotalEnergies said a total of 46 personnel had been taken off of its Culzean platform, approximately 230km east of Aberdeen.

Oil workers taken off Total’s Culzean North Sea platform east of Aberdeen after power loss TotalEnergies

Oil workers were removed from a North Sea platform after it lost power.

Operator TotalEnergies, formerly Total, said it was taking non-essential personnel off of its Culzean platform, approximately 230km east of Aberdeen.

A total of 46 people were ashore while 70 remain on-board after the incident arose around 8pm on Saturday.

A spokesperson said there were no concerns for the safety or wellbeing of those on-board.

Work is ongoing to fix the the loss of power.

Further information will be issued as it becomes available, TotalEnergies said.

A dedicated team has been set-up to handle any calls from family members. The number to call is 01224 455 199.

The Culzean gas field was discovered in 2008.

It is made up of two deep reservoirs, with reserves estimated at between 250 million and 300 million barrels of oil equivalent, making it the largest gas project developed in the United Kingdom in the last 25 years, according to TotalEnergies.

In an updated statement, TotalEnergies said: “The company has down-manned the non-essential workers as a precaution while a total of 70 people will remain on-board the platform, which is located in block 22/25a, approximately 230km east of Aberdeen.

“The incident occurred around 8pm on Saturday while the platform was undergoing a planned production shutdown, and there are no concerns for the safety of the asset or those remaining on-board.

“The company is in the process of reinstating power to the Culzean installations. As part of those efforts, two specialists, along with equipment, have been flown to the platform as work to resolve the situation continues.”

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