Marathon evacs offshore workers after power loss

Two North Sea oil rigs were evacuated due to power outage. 

According to Evening Express, a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, all non-essential personnel were evacuated yesterday from the Brae Alpha and Brae Bravo platforms located in the Brae field in the North Sea.

The field is located about 155 miles north-east of Aberdeen and is operated by Marathon Oil.

Evening Express quotes the company’s spokesperson as saying: “Marathon Oil can confirm that it undertook a precautionary transfer of non-essential personnel onshore following a power outage yesterday morning in the Brae field.”

Furthermore, the spokesperson added that “all 245 workers are safe and every effort is being made to resolve the situation as soon as possible”. 

Offshore Energy Today contacted Marathon Oil seeking comments regarding the cause and consequences of the incident, however we have yet to receive the company’s response.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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