Abu Dhabi's Taqa allays fears over oil spill

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
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
0.69
0.0 0.0 (%)
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!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Gulf states get more assertive as Iran closes in on nuclear deal

Gulf states get more assertive as Iran closes in on nuclear deal

Biggest concern is what they see as Shi'ite Iran's regional expansionism...

At OPEC, some sow seeds of solar energy race in Gulf

At OPEC, some sow seeds of solar energy race in Gulf

Race to develop solar power arrays in the world's sunniest nations...

US drivers yield 'swing' oil demand to Saudis

US drivers yield 'swing' oil demand to Saudis

The world’s biggest oil producer is now also the planet’s largest...

Most Discussed