Maintenance work on the Buzzard oilfield has been delayed until September - two months after it was expected to take place.
The Buzzard oilfield in the North Sea has begun ramping up production once again after a four-day outage. The operator Nexen said the field, which is the largest contributor to the Forties crude oil stream, was coming back online after it was shut down last week. Buzzard produces about 186,000 barrels per day (bpd).
A planned shutdown of the Buzzard oilfield in the North Sea is likely to be rescheduled for November. The move would boost next month's supply of crude which helps underpin the Brent benchmark. The shutdown had originally been planned for next month instead.