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Workers at Total's UK oil platforms stage strike Monday over rotas




By Reuters

Petroleumworld 07 31 2018

Workers at three of Total's British offshore oil and gas platforms went ahead with a 12-hour strike on Monday, a spokesman for Unite said, with further industrial action planned if no agreement on new rotas is reached.

The strike by 45 workers at the Alwyn, Elgin and Dunbar platforms in the North Sea began at 1100 GMT. It followed a 24-hour stoppage at the same sites last Monday but stored crude cushioned against any immediate oil supply disruption.

Britain's largest labour union Unite has also scheduled 24-hour stoppages on Aug. 6 and 20 and a 12-hour strike on Aug. 13 if it is unable agree new rotas with Total.

No formal talks with Total were currently planned, Unite said.

The three fields' oil production contributes about 45,000 to 50,000 barrels per day (bpd) to the Forties and Brent Blend crude streams.

Forties and Brent Blend are key oil grades used to set the dated Brent benchmark that prices more than half of the world's oil trades.

Meanwhile on a separate North Sea dispute, Unite said on Monday it would ballot offshore oil workers on whether to accept a new pay deal offered by Aker Solutions.

Mariner is a heavy oilfield located 150 kilometres (93 miles) east of the Shetland Islands that is due to start production in the second half of 2018 with a target plateau output of 55,000 barrels per day.

A previous ballot voted in favour of a strike at Mariner and another British union, GMB, said last week its members on Mariner had also voted to stop work.

GMB had no immediate comment on Monday on Unite's announcement.


Reporting by Shadia Nasralla, Julia Payne, editing by Louise Heavens and Susan Fenton from Reuters. 07 30 2018

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