Shell's North Sea Brent Delta Platform Offline

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Shell said its Brent Delta offshore platform in the North Sea remains offline following a small hydrocarbons leak Friday that led to the precautionary evacuation of 64 workers.

A spokeswoman for Shell in Aberdeen was unable to say when the platform, which produces an average of 10,000 barrels of oil and 16 million cubic feet of gas per day, will be brought back online.

No one was injured and the evacuated workers returned to the platform Saturday.

The evacuation was the latest in a string of problems at the Brent field, starting last September, when two workers were killed in a gas leak on the Bravo platform.

All four of the Brent platforms were taken offline following the accident, though Delta was only taken briefly.

The Charlie platform only restarted production in February after extensive refurbishment.

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