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BP warns of impact on North Sea activity after fatal copter crash

  • BP warns that a prolonged grounding of Super Puma helicopters in the North Sea could have a major impact, as more than half the fleet used to supply oil and gas platforms in the U.K. sector remains grounded following Friday's fatal crash.
  • BP says there is no immediate risk to oil production from its U.K. North Sea fields, which pump out 100K bbl/day.
  • Total (TOT) says it had chartered four ships to help transport its workforce to and from offshore installations.
  • Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) doesn't expect much disruption to its operations since it primarily uses Sikorsky helicopters for its North Sea transport requirements.
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