North Sea Platform Leak: Crew Evacuated

Press Release
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Cormorant Alpha Platform: Photo credit TAQA

TAQA, the global energy company based in Abu Dhabi, confirms a hydrocarbon release detected in one of the Cormorant Alplha platform legs.

The hydrocarbons were discovered at 09.40 hours local UK time on Saturday, 2, March during maintenance work. The platform and all pipeline infrastructure were shut down as a precaution and the company removed 71 non-essential personnel from the platform via crew change flights, reporting everyone safe and well. 


TAQA personnel are addressing the situation on Cormorant Alpha and are working with partners to have the Brent pipeline system operational as soon as possible. 

The installation is owned and operated by TAQA and is located 232 miles from Peterhead, Scotland.

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