Cormorant Alpha production remains closed while evaluations and work on the platform leg continues. The hydrocarbons released are fully contained within the Cormorant Alpha platform leg, and there has been no leak to the external environment. Work so far has mitigated the release and plans are being assessed for the repair of the affected line, which is not connected to the Brent pipeline system.

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Shell U.K. said that the shutdown has not had any direct impact on its Brent Field installations, and offered to help TAQA with the repairs.

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PS: Originally, it was operated by Shell and licensed to Shell/Esso. On 7 July 2008, it was purchased by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company.