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Shell shuts floating crude oil storage facility over water leakage


By G9ija

A Shell Petroleum Development Company Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel operating off Bayelsa coastline has been shut down due water leakage, an official has said

A Spokesman of the SPDC, Michael Adande, disclosed this development in a statement he issued on Thursday.

Adande said the vessel has been safely anchored for repairs.

He stated that the offshore crew on board the vessel, christened: Sea Eagle, reported the water inflow into the hull of the facility on July 24.

He said: “The water inflow did not affect the section of the FPSO where any crude is stored.

“An emergency response team has been successfully activated to respond to the incident and to contain the water inflow.”

Adande said that the FPSO could store up to 1.4 million barrels of processed crude and had a production capacity of 170,000 barrels per day.

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