UK - North Sea firms reduce offshore crews in bid to prevent coronavirus spread
Several North Sea operators are reducing offshore crews on their UK platforms in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
Repsol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK), CNOOC, Taqa and Equinor have announced plans to help stop the virus from reaching their offshore operations.
CNOOC has announced plans for a “phased reduction in non-essential activity and personnel offshore” on Buzzard – the UK’s largest-producing oilfield – as well as its Golden Eagle and Scott assets.
RSRUK, which operates 11 assets across the UK, said it is “significantly reducing the number of visitors, vendors and project-related activities” to proactively prevent the spread of the virus.