Potentially excellent news re a VERY quick restart at Cormorant....



TAQA Bratani has said it has begun the process of restarting production on North Cormorant and neighbouring Tern and Eider in the UK North Sea after a confirmed gas leak on North Cormorant on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the Abu Dhabi-headquartered operator told Upstream the explorer would begin re-manning the affected platform “as soon as logistically possible”,adding that Taqa Bratani now expected to have North Cormorant fully staffed by the end of the week.

The explorer said early on Sunday it had been forced to airlift non-essential crew off the North Cormorant after a suspected gas leak, and later halted output on the two neighbouring facilities as a precautionary measure.