Gas production shut-in at Thebaud compression platform

Gas production has been shut-in as the result of an operational incident on the Thebaud compression platform, according to ExxonMobil.

Offshore staff

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Gas production has been shut-in as the result of an operational incident on the Thebaud compression platform, according to ExxonMobil. There were no injuries or environmental damages, the company reports.

The incident involved a small electrical fire, involving fuses within an electrical cabinet, which was quickly extinguished. A second incident occurred when smoke was detected from an overheated firewater pump. ExxonMobil followed its safety response procedures, and both situations were appropriately attended to.

ExxonMobil has advised the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) that it is evaluating the situation to determine the required repairs to safely resume production.

The CNSOPB will continue to monitor the situation. Production will not resume until ExxonMobil can demonstrate that its operations can be restored safely, CNSOPB says.

04/08/2009

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