Production has restarted at two North Sea fileds after pipework repairs at the connected Sullom Voe Terminal on Shetland.
Terminal operator EnQuest confirmed today that pipeline systems are operating at both the Brent and Ninian fields after repair work on a “minor fault”.
A spokeswoman for EnQuest said: “EnQuest can confirm that repairs to the process pipework at Sullom Voe Terminal are now complete and the incoming Brent and Ninian pipeline systems are operating.”
On Friday, the two major pipelines connecting North Sea fields to the Sullom Voe Terminal on Shetland were shut down after a “minor fault” was discovered.
Terminal operator EnQuest confirmed that a defect was found, resulting in an immediate shutdown on the incoming Brent and Ninian pipelines.
The unexpected closure of the pipelines resulted in all four cargoes on the Brent loading program for June being deferred by up to 13 days.
Sullom Voe handles production from more than two-dozen oil fields and receives crude through the Brent and Ninian pipeline systems.
While Brent loadings have averaged about 82,000 barrels a day so far this year, they slumped to about three quarters of that in April.