14 - Saturday 14th July
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- Statement on Dunlin Alpha installation
DECC can confirm that a hydrocarbon spill was reported in the vicinity of the Osprey subsea manifold that feeds back to the Dunlin Alpha installation at approximately 8.30pm on Tuesday 10 July. The Dunlin Alpha installation, which is located in the North Sea 195km north-east of Shetland, is operated by AMEC on behalf of Fairfield Energy Limited.
The initial report from the operator was that up to 8.7 tonnes of oil had been released to sea and production from the Osprey field was shut down and depressurised. The installation standby vessel remains in the vicinity and aerial surveillance is being routinely undertaken. Visual observations report that there continues to be a very small ongoing release of oil coming to the sea surface but that this dispersing rapidly.
Fairfield are mobilising a vessel with ROV capability to undertake a visual inspection of the manifold and other subsea infrastructure which is expected in the field this weekend.
The spill presents no risk to personnel and will have no impact on the environment.
All relevant authorities and the SOSREP have been notified and DECC continues to monitor this incident.
Sat 14th Jul 2012 10:00am