Production suspended at EA
Jun 12, 2014
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) operated Joint Venture has suspended production at the EA field for repair of the soft yoke mooring platform (SYMP) which connects the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, Sea Eagle with the mooring platform. Some 40,000 barrels of oil per day production is deferred.
Recent bad weather offshore damaged the SYMP bearing thereby necessitating the shutdown of the facility.
Effective 1200hrs (Nigerian time) today (June 12), SPDC declared force majeure on offtakes for the EA blend until the work programme is completed and production resumed.
The EA field is located south west of Warri in water depths of around 25 metres. First oil was achieved on December 14, 2002.