An offshore worker has been airlifted from an oil platform in the UK North Sea.
According to Evening Express, a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, the crewman was working on Canadian Natural Resource’s (CNR) Tiffany platform located 155 miles north-east of Aberdeen. The evacuation followed after the medical emergency was raised at 9.25am. He was subsequently airlifted by a Bond helicopter and arrived at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary at 11.43am.
Tiffany began first oil in 1993. The Toni and Thelma fields are subsea tie-backs, with production via subsea manifolds to the Tiffany platform. Oil from the fields is exported from the Tiffany platform via a short link to the Brae – Forties oil pipelines and onward to shore at Cruden Bay in North East Scotland. Gas volumes are transported northwards via pipeline to the Brae field for fuel, re-injection and as immediate gas sales.
Offshore Energy Today reached out to CNR seeking further info. Should there be any additional information, the article will be updated accordingly.
CNR confirmed that one person was transferred by helicopter to shore due to a medical matter.
Offshore Energy Today Staff; Image: Oil Rig Photos