Shell UK Oil Platform Fire Extinguished; Co to Probe

LONDON Nov 27, 2007 (Dow Jones Newswires)

A fire on a Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) U.K. platform has been extinguished and will be investigated by the company, the BBC's Web site reported Tuesday.

The fire happened on the North Cormorant platform, which is 109 miles north east of Shetland, it said.

The "small fire" broke out at 0042 GMT Tuesday and Shell said it was "quickly contained" by the platform fire protection system. No injuries were reported and a Shell spokesperson said operations had returned to normal.

Shell said the Health and Safety Executive has been informed, according to the BBC.

Copyright (c) 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Events  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Privacy Pledge
SUBSCRIBE


Most Popular Articles


From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
QA/HSE Advisor
Expertise: HSE Auditing
Location: Springtown, TX
 
On-site Construction Coordinator
Expertise: Client Representative|Construction Manager|Laborer
Location: Pecos, TX
 
Mechanical Engineer - Third Party Inspector | Houma, LA
Expertise: Client Representative|Mechanical Engineering|MWD / LWD
Location: Houma, LA
 
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $48.06/BBL 2.51%
Light Crude Oil : $45.77/BBL 2.17%
Natural Gas : $2.97/MMBtu 2.30%
Updated in last 24 hours