DECC Reports Another Osprey Leak

DECC Reports Another Osprey Leak

A new leak has been found at the North Sea's Osprey field, according to the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change.

The news comes after an oil spill was first reported by Fairfield Energy on July 10, when 8.7 tons of oil was released into the sea at a subsea manifold that feeds back to the Dunlin Alpha installation. This installation is located around 120 miles northeast of the Shetland Islands.
 
Fairfield stopped that leak on July 20 after isolating the P3 well from the Osprey system. But on Friday, DECC issued a statement saying that Fairfield Energy had found another ongoing small leak at one of the eight-inch oil flowlines downstream of the production manifold.
 
DECC said that although the line is depressurized, a small amount of oil bubbles is continuing to float to the sea surface.
 
Fairfield intends to flush the eight-inch test and production lines with seawater back to the Dublin installation. This should remove all oil from the pipelines, which in turn should stop the oil bubbles.
 

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