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Third-party Incident at South Base, Peterhead

Published: 22 June 2023
United Kingdom , Logistics

ASCO can confirm an incident occurred on Wednesday, 21 June at its Peterhead South Base, approximately 32 miles north of Aberdeen.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:00 when a silo, operated by a third-party tenant ruptured, leading the loss of approximately 3,000 barrels of calcium chloride brine, an inert non-toxic product used in the oil and gas drilling process. As a result, a male third-party contractor, operating on behalf of the tenant, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The man was treated by paramedics mobilised to the scene and has been taken to a local hospital. Four others who were at the scene were also treated on site as a precaution.

Emergency services attended the site and ASCO has implemented its emergency response plan.

The safety of our colleagues remains our highest priority and all on-site personnel have been evacuated safely and are accounted for. Furthermore, operations were temporarily halted on site and are now as of today returning in a safely controlled and staged manner. Our stakeholders have been informed of the situation and we thank them for their understanding.

The emergency services attended on site promptly and efficiently and we would like to thank them for their support.

We are investigating the cause of the incident with the owner of the tank and co-ordinating with all parties involved.