Taqa reports N Sea platform shutdown
Abu Dhabi, January 15, 2013
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) confirmed the shutdown of one of its platforms in the UK North Sea, after discovering hydrocarbons within the platform leg.
However there was no environmental spill, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
"Taqa can confirm that an indication of hydrocarbons was detected in one of the legs of the Cormorant Alpha platform in the northern UK North Sea on January 14," said the statement on the company's website.
Cormorant Alpha handles approximately 90,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil, of which 42,600 bpd are produced by Taqa. - Reuters