No Casualties as Typhoon Koppu Blasts Huizhou

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 9/23/2009, Location: Asia

CNOOC Limited announced that benefiting from the CACT Operators Group's quick response, no casualties has occurred during Typhoon Koppu's recent attack to Huizhou oilfields. CACT Operators Group consists of CNOOC Ltd, Eni and Chevron.

Koppu was rapidly strengthening as it hit Huizhou oilfields on 14th Sep, upgrading from tropical storm into typhoon, causing the displacement of the "Nanhai Faxian" FPSO's single point mooring (SPM) system. Due to the preparation in advance, Typhoon Koppu did not cause any casualties.

After Koppu swept through, the Company arranged ROV to check the underwater facilities of Huizhou oilfields. According to the examination, 4 anchors and the delivery hose to the FPSO are proved to be broken.

Till now, the situation on "Nanhai Faxian" is under control, all staffs and materials have been ensured. The Company has quickly gathered relevant expertise and service providers to launch with technical solutions and to tug the FPSO to safe areas as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, we, together with Eni and Chevron, are on the progress to come up with temporary recovery plans for the oilfields. Before Koppu, The production capacity of Huizhou oil fields was approximately 41,000 barrels of oil, and over 33 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

CACT Operators Group maintains appropriate insurance coverage of the operations related to Huizhou oilfields. Mr. Yang Hua, President of the Company commented: "The Company and the CACT Operators Group have been paying great attention to health, safety and environment protection during operations. Thanks to this long standing effort and full preparation before the Typhoon Koppu, no casualties has occurred to Huizhou oil fields. We will be working closely with the partners to establish appropriate measures to settle engineering issues and to insure the oilfields back to production as early as possible."


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