LONDON – BW Offshore aims to re-start production this week from the FPSO Catcher in the UK central North Sea.
According to Premier Oil, operator of the Greater Catcher Area, a fire last Monday in the HVAC switchboard in the vessel’s main store room – quickly extinguished – forced a temporary shutdown of operations.
No personnel were injured during the incident.
Earlier this month the produced water plant was reinstated having been offline since late September for removal of calcium naphthenate build-up.
In 2022, the company plans to start the second phase of decommissioning at the Huntington field, involving recovery of the subsea equipment and remaining mooring system.
West of Shetland, the company recently brought onstream a third producer (P3) at the Solan oilfield. With the electric submersible pump in action, the company expects output from the well to climb above 10,000 b/d.