A worker fell from the Maersk Interceptor rig at Aker BP’s Tambar field yesterday while another was injured.
Aker BP and Maersk Drilling confirmed that a serious incident took place just after midday.
The worker who fell was reportedly retrieved by standby boat, while the other injured party was treated on board the rig.
Maersk Drilling said: “We can confirm and regret to report that on 7 December 2017 12:10 local time, an accident occurred on Maersk Interceptor at the Tambar field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
“The incident involved two Maersk Drilling employees, one of whom was treated on board the rig for injuries and is now being picked up by helicopter.
“The other employee fell overboard and is on route to the hospital by SAR helicopter and has received immediate medical attention.”
The company added: “All other employees at the location are safe and accounted for. Our primary concern remains the safety and wellbeing of our employees and all those affected by the situation. We are establishing crisis counselling for our employees.”
Maersk Drilling said it would provide more information in due course.
The Tambar oil field lies within the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea.