Talisman Sinopec Evacuates Workers from Buchan Alpha
Talisman Sinopec Energy UK has evacuated workers from its Buchan Alpha offshore platform in the UK North Sea, 83 miles North East of Aberdeen.
In an e-mail sent to Offshore Energy Today Talisman Sinopec Energy UK confirmed that it has safely completed a planned downman of 85 personnel from its Buchan Alpha platform as a result of severe weather forecasts.
“As per the platform’s Safety Case, we have carried out the downman in advance of the sea state exceeding the stated level later this week. 68 personnel were downmanned yesterday and the remaining 17 were flown back to Aberdeen earlier today,” the company said in a statement.
“Production will remain shut down while we continue to monitor the weather conditions. We will upman, and normal operations will resume when conditions improve. The safety of all of those who work on our sites remains of paramount importance. All relevant authorities including the Health and Safety Executive and DECC have been informed,” Talisman Sinopec concluded.
December 4, 2013