CALGARY, Canada — Valeura Energy has suspended production from the Wassana oil field in the Gulf of Thailand after the floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel moved off station.
In the process, the vessel contacted the field’s catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) buoy. Valeura stressed that no personnel were injured during the incident, no hydrocarbons were discharged, and no damage was incurred to the vessel or the CALM buoy.
The suspension is a precautionary measure; at the time, Wassana had been producing about 2,400 bbl/d of oil.
Valeura has started a review of safety and operating practices on the third-party operated FSO before sanctioning a restart.