Oil leak of 64 barrels confirmed at Osprey field

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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