Production resumes at Tambar following fatal accident on Maersk jackup

Production started up again yesterday on the Tambar field following last week’s fatal accident on Maersk Drilling jackup rig Maersk Interceptor.

The jackup is drilling wells on the Tambar field again after production was shut down last Thursday after an accident led to the death of one Maersk Drilling employee and a serious injury to another.

“Project activities, well service activities and other activities that are not related to investigation of the accident on Maersk Interceptor will gradually resume in a controlled manner. As a step in this work, production from the Tambar field was started up again on Tuesday,” Aker BP, the field operator, said in a statement.

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway and police are investigating the accident, while both Aker BP and Maersk Drilling have also started their own investigations.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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