Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Uncategorised
May 5, 2020

Suspected coronavirus cases decline in the North Sea

By Matthew Farmer

UK oil and gas trade body OGUK has said the number of suspected coronavirus cases on North Sea installations is falling.

Over the last month, the number of workers returning from offshore with symptoms of Covid-19 in a given week has fallen from 19 to eight.

It cannot confirm whether the symptoms were related to coronavirus for reasons of medical confidentiality.

OGUK HSE Director Trevor Stapleton said: “This apparent reduction is a small move in the right direction, but we can’t stress enough the need to remain alert, to continue to follow protocols and to raise any concerns in both on and offshore working environments.”

The organisation is currently collaborating with worker safety group Step Change in Safety for better and more widespread virus testing of workers.

Content from our partners
How the North of Tyne region is leveraging its legacy to define its future
Q&A with Chevron Lubricants’ Paul Sly, global industrial OEM specialist, and Nathan Knotts, global brand technical manager
The important role of antifoam agents in oil-gas separation and amine treating
Related Companies

Topics in this article:
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU