Schiehallion Field to Start Oil Exports

10 February 2010 (Last Updated February 10th, 2010 18:30)

BP, operator of the Schiehallion Field, offshore UK, will start oil exports this week. The oilfield was shut down in May 2009 for maintenance purposes and remained closed following a collision with the shuttle tanker Loch Rannoch on 8 October 2009. The collision damaged

BP, operator of the Schiehallion Field, offshore UK, will start oil exports this week.

The oilfield was shut down in May 2009 for maintenance purposes and remained closed following a collision with the shuttle tanker Loch Rannoch on 8 October 2009.

The collision damaged the hose reel that was used for oil transfer, which was subsequently replaced.

A spokesman told Reuters that following completion of repair work, the oilfield resumed production on 1 February 2010 and is expected to increase output.

In March 2009, the oilfield's output averaged 76,800bpd, according to the Aberdeen Petroleum Report.

Schiehallion is a deepwater offshore oilfield approximately 175km (110 miles) west of the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.