Oil & Gas

North Sea Helicopters grounded amidst Aberdeen storm

Aberdeen has suffered flooding, leading to a number of  North Sea-bound helicopters being grounded at Dyce.

At the time of writing (1029), 13 helicopter flights have been cancelled at the city’s Dyce airport following the Met Office issuing an amber weather warning.

A dozen flights have been cancelled at Offshore Helicopter Services – formerly known as Babcock Offshore.

French energy giant TotalEnergies has been most affected by the severe weather, having six flights grounded.

TotalEnergies had three flights scheduled for the Safe Caledonia, all of which have been cancelled this morning.

Flights to Well Safe’s Well-Safe Guardian, CNOOC’s Buzzard platform and more have all been called off.

According to NHV, Neptune has also had a flight cancelled that was headed for the Seagull project, which is at BP’s ETAP field.

In conditions like the north-east is facing today, Aberdeen Airport provides the helicopter operators with the most up-to-date information possible and allows them to decide whether or not they believe it is safe to fly.

The Press and Journal has reported that “almost a month’s rainfall is predicted to fall” in Aberdeen “over the next few days.”

The granite city’s rivers Dee and Don have both burst their bank as storms have hit Aberdeen.

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