PTTEP’s Thai assets returning to normal as storm passes

Bongkot field / Image by PTTEP

Thailand’s PTTEP said last Friday that production at its Greater Bongkot North and Greater Bongkot South offshore production platforms was expected to resume on Sunday, January 6. 

PTTEP last Wednesday temporarily suspended operations at its Greater Bongkot North and Greater Bongkot South platforms as they were directly in the path of the tropical storm Pabuk in the Gulf of Thailand. The company also demobilized all staff back ashore at the Songkhla province.

According to PTTEP’s statement on Friday, January 4 the storm passed the company’s offshore installations and all staff and contractors were safe.

PTTEP said it had sent the first surveillance team to inspect Bongkot platforms and assess operation readiness before re-mobilizing the rest of the staff to the offshore platforms. Meanwhile, PTTEP has started re-mobilizing drilling rigs and vessels to the operation areas.

The company added it expected to resume gas production on January 6, 2019. Meanwhile, Arthit platform continued its operation as normal.

PTTEP was not the only operator in Thailand to suspend its operations due to the tropical storm Pabuk. KrisEnergy also last week temporarily closed oil production at the Wassana field in the G10/48 license in the Gulf of Thailand and halted drilling of infill development wells by the Mist jack-up rig as a safety precaution due to tropical storm Pabuk.

The latest update issued by Thailand’s Meteorological Department on Saturday said that at 8.00 p.m. on January 8, depression Pabuk over the Andaman Sea downgraded to active low.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Aug 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Africa Oil & Power 2019

The Africa Oil & Power conference will bring together an elite class of ministers and senior-level government…

read more >

OWI LATAM 2019

Over the two-day conference, 25+ expert speakers will share exclusive insight on how to develop an integrity, production and P&A strategy…

read more >

Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit 2019

Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit will once again examine the industry’s developments…

read more >

Argentina Oil and Gas Expo 2019

The Argentine Oil and Gas Institute (IAPG) organizes the Argentina Oil & Gas Expo bringing together the most…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply