A worker on BP’s Clair Ridge project has tested positive for coronavirus.
North Sea oil giant BP confirmed today that the worker was taken onshore from the installation after being evacuated on Friday.
He has now been discharged from Shetland’s Gilbert Bain hospital and is isolating at home.
The Clair oilfield lies 36 miles west of Shetland.
The field was first discovered in 1977 and was estimated to contain 7 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe).
Production from phase one kicked off in 2005, followed by a second installment, Clair Ridge, in 2018.
A spokesman for BP said: “BP can confirm a member of crew has tested positive in hospital for Covid-19.
“The individual was taken onshore by helicopter on Friday [April 3].
“He has since been discharged from hospital and is isolating at home.
“BP continues to follow all procedures and protocols to minimise the risk of Covid-19 offshore and to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and contractors.”