Fire Shuts Production At North Sea Ninian

Published at 09:29AM - 23/06/16

A fire onboard the Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) operated Ninian South platform has forced production to be shut in, although no injuries have been reported.

The fire started onboard the Ninian South oil and gas platform, located in the UK’s Northern North Sea, around midnight on Tuesday – Wednesday local time.

A CNR spokeswoman said: “Production was shut down and the fire was swiftly extinguished.

“Personnel were called to muster at the time and all are safe and well there are no plans to down man the installation.”

Fire Investigation

The platform remains shutdown whilst an investigation is carried out into the incident. According to the spokesperson: “A full investigation into this incident is under way.”

Ninian Central Fire Pumps

Back in November 2015, CNR were forced to shutdown the Ninian Central offshore platform, due to fire pump issues. At the time, no official specific reason was given to the shutdown, apart from ‘unplanned maintenance’.

Ninian South Platform

Ninian South is one of three offshore platforms that make up the Ninian field. It is located approximately 236 miles (380km) north-east of Shetland. All produce is pumped back, via subsea pipeline to the Sullom Voe oil terminal in Shetland.