Abu Dhabi's Taqa allays fears over oil spill

Taqa CEO Carl Sheldon

Taqa CEO Carl Sheldon

Abu Dhabi National Energy Co, the state-run company known as Taqa, said crude oil that spilled from its Tern platform in waters off Scotland on March 20 has dispersed naturally.

The spill was the result of a temporary upset in production while cleaning a new well and there was no risk to the crew or the platform, the company said today in an e-mailed statement.

Taqa Bratani Ltd, the subsidiary that owns and operates the Tern platform, didn’t say how much oil was spilled.

The BBC reported on Friday that 23 metric tons was discharged.

The Tern field feeds into the Brent System Pipeline which carries crude to Sullom Voe in the Shetland Islands, according to Taqa’s website.

Related:

Market Performance

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company
0.5
0.01 2.04 (%)
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
New Saudi energy minister shows he takes OPEC seriously

New Saudi energy minister shows he takes OPEC seriously

Khalid al-Falih turns up in Vienna, three days before the Organisation...

Cartel or talking shop? OPEC awaits Saudi ruling

Cartel or talking shop? OPEC awaits Saudi ruling

Unlike his predecessor Ali al-Naimi, new Saudi energy minister...

Iran-Saudi row threatens any OPEC deal, puts role in question

Iran-Saudi row threatens any OPEC deal, puts role in question

Less than six months after the lifting of Western sanctions,...

Most Discussed
sponsoredTracking