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Production partially shut down on North Sea FPSO after gas leak

03 April 2017

On March 31, Dana Petroleum said production had been partially shut down on the Triton floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel following identification of a gas leak on subsea gas lift infrastructure. The company said the affected seabed pipework had been isolated and made safe and there was no safety risk from the release.

Triton FPSO - Image: Dana Petroleum
Triton FPSO - Image: Dana Petroleum

Triton is located 120 miles east of Aberdeen, and produces oil and gas from the Bittern, Clapham, Pict, Saxon, Guillemot West and North West fields.

A spokesman said: "Dana can confirm the FPSO is continuing to operate with reduced production with its normal crew of 60 on board.

"All regulatory authorities have been informed. Work is continuing to effect a long-term repair."

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) spokesman said: "The Health and Safety Executive is investigating a recent gas release. Our pipelines inspectors are making further inquiries with Dana."

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