Marathon shuts production at Brae Alpha after gas leak

Marathon shuts production at Brae Alpha after gas leak

Marathon Oil has shut production from its Brae Alpha production platform in the UK North Sea, following a gas leak.

According to BBC, the gas leak was discovered on Saturday, and the production was shut on the same day.

Offshore Energy Today has reached out to Marathon Oil, seeking more info. We will update the article should we get a response.

Update: 7:29 PM, CET

In a response to Offshore Energy Today, Marathon Oil sent the following statement:

“Marathon Oil U.K. LLC confirms that its Brae Alpha installation has been shut down at approximately 16.35 hrs on December 26, 2015 as a result of a natural gas release.

The safety and welfare of our workforce is our first priority, and all personnel on board are safe and accounted for. The situation is under investigation and the relevant authorities have been notified.”

The Brae Alpha Platform is located in block 16/07a, approximately 155 miles (248km) north-east of Aberdeen.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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