Saturday, 13th August 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search
Breaking News:

Shell shuts floating crude oil storage facility over water leakage

A Shell Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel operating off the Bayelsa coastline, has been shut down due to water leakage, an official has said

A photograph taken on April 30, 2022 shows the logo of the multinational oil and gas company Shell at a petrol station in Eltham, south east of London. – Britain has been hit hard by rocketing prices of gaz and fuel after the invasion of Ukraine by key gas producer Russia. Britain has vowed to become carbon net zero by 2050, but recently announced plans to drill for more North Sea fossil fuels as it seeks to secure energy independence and axe Russian imports. (Photo by Ben Stansall / AFP)

A Shell Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel operating off the Bayelsa coastline, has been shut down due to water leakage, an official has said

SPDC Spokesman, Mr Michael Adande who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said the vessel has been safely anchored for repairs.

He stated that the offshore crew on board the vessel christened Sea Eagle, reported the water inflow into the hull of the facility on July 24.

”The water inflow did not affect the section of the FPSO where any crude is stored.

”An emergency response team has been successfully activated to respond to the incident and to contain the water inflow,” he said.

Adande said that the FPSO could store up to 1.4 million barrels of processed crude, and had a production capacity of 170,000 barrels per day.

In this article