Lundin resumes Thistle field production after fire

Lundin Petroleum has resumed production from the Thistle field.

Offshore staff

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Lundin Petroleum has resumed production from the Thistle field. Production was suspended following a fire in one of the Thistle Alpha installation's power generation turbine enclosures.

Turbine A, the unit directly affected by the fire, has been removed from service along with turbine B. The third turbine, C, located in a separate module, was not in service at the time of the incident and is now operational.

Following the incident, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) served Petrofac as duty holder with three notifications. According to the company, one notification, relating to onboard emergency response procedures, has been fully addressed. The others are being addressed in cooperation with the HSE and Lundin.

01/15/2008

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