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Brae Alpha

North Sea

Tackling ‘low confidence’ in North Sea methane monitoring

Increasing pressure is being put on upstream operators to decarbonise their operations, from investors, the regulator and the wider public. But while North Sea energy companies are moving to cut emissions, they still have challenging assets on their hands.

Oil & Gas

Brae Alpha shut down moves into eighteenth day

A shut down of a North Sea platform has moved into its eighteenth day after a suspected gas leak. Production was suspended on Boxing Day while a “comprehensive” investigation continues into the incident. The platform normally produces 21,000boepd – with an estimated 378,000 barrels on hold until operations have resumed.

Oil & Gas

Brae Alpha shut down moves into tenth day

A North Sea platform is believed to have entered its tenth day in shut down as investigations continue into the cause of a gas leak on board the installation. Production was shut down on Marathon’s Brae Alpha platform on Boxing Day after an alarm was raised. It is believed 73 workers remain on board the platform which is about 155miles north east of Aberdeen.

Oil & Gas

Brae Alpha platform enters fifth day in shut down

A North Sea platform has entered its fifth day shut down as investigations continue into the cause of a gas leak on board the installation. Production was shut down on Marathon’s Brae Alpha platform after an alarm was raised on Boxing Day. Around 73 workers remain on board the platform which is about 155miles north east of Aberdeen.

Oil & Gas

Brae Alpha platform remains shut down after gas line rupture

A north Sea platform remained shut down last night after a gas line ruptured on board the Brae Alpha. US oil and gas giant Marathon said it was conducting a “comprehensive investigation” into the incident which happened on Boxing Day. The firm said 73 workers remain on board the platform which is which is about 155 miles north east of Aberdeen after initial plans to evacuate were called off.

Oil & Gas

Workers rescued from vessel after engine fails close to North Sea platform

An investigation was to take place after three men had to be rescued from a boat near a North Sea platform. Crew members on board the daughter craft of the Grampian Courageous standby vessel were forced to call for help after the engine of the boat failed. Daughter craft are smaller, more maneuverable boats, that operate from bigger emergency response and rescue vessels.