17th February 2018
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Oil leak of 64 barrels confirmed at Osprey field

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The source of an oil leak 120 miles off Shetland has been identified, less than five days after initial reports of a sheen.

Around 64 barrels, or 8.7 tonnes of oil, spilled last week from an installation in the Osprey field operated by Fairfield Energy Ltd.

A statement released from Fairfield this afternoon said an ROV survey had now successfully identified the source of the subsea leak.
The company was now arranging for a diving support vessel to implement the necessary repairs. 

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Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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