A North Sea oil platform has been shut down after a gas leak this weekend.
The crew of the Harding’s platform, which lies around 200 miles north-east of Aberdeen, were called to muster on Sunday after an engineer found a minor leak.
The Taqa installation’s 54 staff were all called to muster points as a safety precaution shortly after the leak was first discovered.
A spokeswoman for Taqa confirmed said: “A small gas seep was detected on board the Harding platform on Sunday at approximately 9.23am.
“As a precaution, production on the platform was immediately shut down and the 54 crew were assembled to muster points.
“The quantity of the minor seep is below reportable levels and was insufficient to set off the gas detection system but was detected locally by a technician.
“Work is ongoing to isolate the section of pipework where the seep occurred and ensure any similar components are fit for service before production is restarted within the next few days.”