Repsol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK) has confirmed a worker has tested positive for Covid-19 on board a North Sea production ship.
RSRUK said the worker had tested positive on board its Bleo Holm floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, 72miles north-east of Aberdeen.
A Repsol Sinopec spokesperson said:
“As a result of our testing process for offshore workers, we can confirm that one worker on the Repsol Sinopec operated Bleo Holm FPSO has tested positive with COVID-19.
“We have procedures in place and all necessary precautions are being taken.
“Ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our people is our top priority.”
The Bleo Holm vessel serves the Blake and Ross fields, 72 miles north-east of Aberdeen, in which venture partner RockRose Energy also holds a minority interest (30.82%).
The partners struck a deal with owner Bluewater to extend the charter of the FPSO in June 2021.
The new contract will run until December 31 2024, at which point RSRUK can exercise a one-year extension option.
The vessel is also slated to host a tieback for the proposed Tain development, 12 miles away, though while its field development plan has been approved, a final investment decision on the project appears to have been delayed.