Erin Energy has announced that the Island Constructor light well intervention (LWI) vessel has departed Skalevic, Norway and is en route to the Oyo field, offshore Nigeria.
Erin Energy explained that the vessel would be used for LWI service on the Oyo-8 well, which has been necessitated by the failure of the well’s sub-surface controlled sub-surface safety valve (SCSSV) to open following a planned production curtailment in the Oyo field.
The company said it expects to complete the intervention and re-opening of the SCSSV in April 2016. The vessel is anticipated to arrive on the Oyo field mid-April and will immediately start work on Oyo-8.
The company further added it expects the intervention to take a few days to complete and to subsequently re-establish production from the well.
Erin Energy has a 100% interest in Oil Mining Leases 120 and 121 located offshore Nigeria.
The OML 120 contains the Oyo Field which is located approximately 75 km (46 miles) from the coast in water depths ranging from 200 to 500 meters. The Oyo Field started production in December 2009, and the wells are connected to the Armada Perdana FPSO.