A Shell Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel operating off the coast of Bayelsa has been stopped due to a water leak, an official has disclosed.
The vessel has been securely secured for repairs, according to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) spokesman Michael Adande, who announced this in a statement on Thursday.
He said that on July 24, the offshore crew aboard the Sea Eagle-named vessel reported the facility's hull was being inundated with water.
”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,” he said.
According to Adande, the FPSO had a production capacity of 170,000 barrels per day and could hold up to 1.4 million barrels of processed petroleum.