Gas leak halts production on FPSO Alvheim

Gas leak halts production on FPSO Alvheim

The FPSO Alvheim is back operating normally today following a gas leak on Thursday morning.

The Det norske operated FPSO suffered a leak in its pump room, which stopped production on the Alvheim field in the central North Sea near the UK sector. The 56 crew remained onboard and stopped the leak, and there was no discharge into the sea, Det norske said.

Eight months ago the same FPSO had another production stoppage following an electrical fault on one of its motors.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

Related Posts