CNOOC platform partly deformed

June 26, 2006
China finds jacket deformation on PY30-1 project during ROV examination.

Offshore staff

China's CNOOC said its contractor, Offshore Oil Engineering Corp. Ltd., during the examination of the jacket by ROV, discovered partial deformation in parts of the underwater structure of the jacket for PY30-1 project.

According to preliminary analysis, this deformation has changed the safety factor of the jacket and has some impact on platform safety issue.

"PY30-1 is scheduled to come on stream next year, therefore, this incident won't have significant impact on our production and operation this year," said Zhou Shouwei, CNOOC president.