Oil and gas giant BP has introduced a raft of measures to protect staff against the spread of the cornavirus at its North Sea ETAP field.
A new video shows some of the firm’s essential workers describing the efforts BP has taken to ensure production since the outbreak.
Ariel Flores, BP’s regional president for the North Sea, said: “BP has been working hard to minimise the spread of the virus to our critical offshore teams by introducing a range of preventative barriers from safe passage travel and hotel arrangements through to pre-mobilisation medical screening.
“Our offshore teams, who work in a remote, confined environment where social distancing is more complicated, must be commended for demonstrating adaptability and resolve to keep our operations running safely at what is a highly challenging time for them and their loved ones.”
The ETAP field, located 100 miles east of Aberdeen, has produced more than 550 million barrels of oil equivalent since starting up in 1998.
BP operates six of the seven ETAP fields – Machar, Madoes, Mirren, Mungo, Monan and Marnock.