HOUSTON, Dec. 11, 2017 - Apache North Sea confirms that production from the company's Forties Field has been shut down as of today, December 11, 2017.
This is due to unscheduled maintenance of an onshore section of the Forties Pipeline System, which is owned and operated by a third party, INEOS.
Production from impacted Apache operations is 35,800 net barrels of oil per day.
We are working with the pipeline operator to find out more about the repair work, including the impact to our production from the Forties Field and the expected timeline for when the Forties Pipeline System will be back in operation.
Apache North Sea's main concern is the safety and wellbeing of all on-board its offshore installations and to minimise any potential impact on the environment.
The Forties oil field is located 110 miles north-east of Aberdeen, in the UK sector of the Central North Sea.