Preparations under way for Maari platform repair

Average oil production from the Maari and Manaia fields offshore New Zealand stabilized at around 10,000 b/d at the end of 1Q, according to partner Cue Energy.

Maari wellhead platform
Maari wellhead platform

Offshore staff

MELBOURNE, Australia – Average oil production from the Maari and Manaia fields offshore New Zealand stabilized at around 10,000 b/d at the end of 1Q, according to partner Cue Energy.

This followed a maintenance shutdown at the start of the year, with production resuming on Jan. 12.

Preparations continue for a permanent repair to theMaari wellhead platform’s horizontal strut crack, identified in late 2016. The program will likely be performed soon.

In the Santos-operated Sampang PSC in the Madura Strait offshore Indonesia (Cue 15%), production from the Oyong field should switch to gas only during 3Q.

This measure should extend the life of theOyong and Wortel fields to 2020 or beyond, Cue says.

05/02/2017

More in Production