Cobia platform back in service offshore Australia
Esso has restarted oil production at its Cobia platform in the Bass Strait off southeast Australia.
The platform was shut down in September after a small sheen appeared on the water which originated from its pipeline. Esso removed all oil from the pipeline to leave it in a shut-in and stable state while reviewing options for the repair.
After securing approval from NOPSEMA and NOPTA, the pipeline was repaired and then underwent high-pressure testing with water to ensure it was safe to operate.