Statoil: Worker injured on Mariner A released from hospital

An offshore worker who was injured this week while working aboard the Statoil-operated Mariner platform in the UK North Sea on Monday, has been released from hospital.

A Statoil spokesperson confirmed to Offshore Energy Today on Tuesday that the incident had happened aboard the Mariner A platform, without providing details on the nature of the injury. The worker is not a Statoil employee, but a contractor.

“The individual was taken shortly afterwards by Coastguard helicopter to Shetland for medical treatment and has since been released. The family of the person involved has been informed.

“Our first priority is to ensure the safety of our people. An investigation is underway to analyze the cause of the incident and determine any remedial actions,” the spokesperson said.

Statoil is the operator of the Mariner field, discovered in 1981 some 150 km east of the Shetland Islands. It is one of the largest projects currently under development in the UKCS.

When Statoil and partners decided to develop the Mariner heavy oil field east of the Shetland Islands in December 2012, it was the largest capital commitment to the UK continental Shelf (UKCS) in more than a decade.

The development includes a production, drilling, and quarters platform based on a steel jacket, named Mariner A, with a floating storage unit, called Mariner B. Drilling will be carried out from the Mariner A platform, with a jack-up rig assisting for the first four years.

Statoil has recently informed that, on Wednesday, August 2 the final piece of the 38 000 tonne Mariner A topside had been installed, adding that the hook up and commissioning of the Mariner platform would last for more than a year. The Mariner field is expected to come on stream in late 2018.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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