May 16, 2019 / 4:38 PM / 3 months ago

North Sea Flotta crude grade oilfields shut down for pipeline repairs

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - Production at oilfields that feed into North Sea crude grade Flotta Gold has been shut down due to repairs on the main pipeline to the export terminal in Scotland, a spokesman for the terminal operator said.

“We are carrying out repairs to a valve on the main export pipeline from Claymore to the Flotta terminal,” a spokesman for Repsol Sinopec Resources UK said.

The Claymore oilfield is the main gathering point for the various offshore fields that make up the light, sweet grade.

“This presents no threat to the integrity of the pipeline or risk of loss of hydrocarbon containment. However production is currently shut down on Claymore and from the other platforms in the area that come over Claymore [Tartan and Golden Eagle].” (Reporting By Ron Bousso and Julia Payne; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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