Fire Reported on Shell Facility

Thursday, November 29, 2007
A small fire broke out on Shell's North Cormorant platform, which was quickly extinguished. Reports indicated that there was no need for any of the 106 staff to be evacuated from the North Sea facility. The blaze in the turbine hood of a water injection pipe comes just three days after 113 staff had to be taken off the Petrofac-run Thistle Alpha platform, which suffered a three level fire on Sunday morning.

Problems arose on North Cormorant, which is 109 miles northeast of Shetland but the platform's fire protection system sprung into action, and normal service resumed just 15 minutes later. Reports said that Shell will send a team out to probe the incident, and the UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will investigate. Source: Energy Current

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