A pair of workers have been injured in an incident on the Aker BP operated Tambar field offshore Norway.
Norwegian operator Aker BP confirmed on Thursday that a serious incident was reported on its operated Tambar field in the North Sea at 12.10 local time.
The incident took place on the Maersk Drilling-owned Maersk Interceptor jack-up rig, which currently drills wells on the offshore field.
According to Aker BP, one worker fell in to the sea and retrieved by a standby boat.
A spokesperson for Aker BP has confirmed that two SAR helicopters are bringing the injured onshore.
“We have activated our emergency preparedness organization and cooperate closely with the relevant authorities to handle the situation,” the spokesperson added.
A spokesperson for Maersk Drilling has also confirmed the incident, adding that one of the workers was treated on board the rig for injuries and is now being picked up by helicopter. The other employee fell overboard and is on route to the hospital by SAR helicopter and has received immediate medical attention, the spokesperson said.
The Tambar installation is located 16 kilometre southeast of Ula in 68m water depth. It is a normally unmanned wellhead platform (NUI), remotely controlled from Ula.