Cobia platform back in service offshore Australia

Offshore staff

MELBOURNE, Australia – Esso has restarted oil production at its Cobia platform in the Bass Strait off southeast Australia.

The platform was shut down in September after a small sheen appeared on the water which originated from its pipeline. Esso removed all oil from the pipeline to leave it in a shut-in and stable state while reviewing options for the repair.

After securing approval from NOPSEMA and NOPTA, the pipeline was repaired and then underwent high-pressure testing with water to ensure it was safe to operate.

01/21/2014

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