Tuesday, December 14, 2010

6 Petronas Carigali workers hurt in platform fire

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 14, 2010): Six people were injured when fire broke out at the Bekok C platform operated by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, 200km off Terengganu early today.
Alias Abdullah, Hamzah Abdullah, Fauzi Ibrahim, Rishaudin Ismail, Ariff Farimi and Zamri Wagiman were sent to the Kuala Terengganu Hospital while their 102 colleagues were evacuated to nearby platforms.
The blaze was contained by the platform's emergency response team.
In a statement, the company said 108 personnel were at the platform when the incident occured just after midnight.
It said Bekok C was undergoing a scheduled shutdown for planned maintenance activities at the time of the incident.
Petronas Carigali, which is in the midst of determining the cause of the fire, has notified the relevant authorities on the incident.
Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said visited the injured at the hospital during the lunch break of the Terengganu state legislative assembly sitting. — Bernama
Updated: 05:12PM Tue, 14 Dec 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — A production pipeline belonging to the Malaysian unit of independent energy firm Newfield Exploration Co was the source of an oil sheen spotted earlier off the country’s east coast, Petronas said today.
A report lodged by Newfield Peninsula Malaysia Inc with the Malaysian authorities had earlier shown it was checking for a possible oil leak off the coast.
Petronas had said yesterday it shut down pipelines at an oil platform after discovering an oil sheen near facilities it shared with Newfield and the Malaysian unit of Exxon Mobil.
Initial visual inspection results indicate the pipeline has been damaged by activities of an unidentified marine vessel unrelated to Newfield’s operations,” Petronas said in a statement today.
“Repair work on the affected pipeline is in progress.”
It said production pipelines belonging to its exploration arm and Exxon Mobil had resumed operation since early today.
In a July 9 report lodged with the Malaysian authorities, Newfield said the Belumut to Tinggi pipeline was shut in on July 6 due to a report of a possible pipeline leak well to the west of the location.
The oil sheen was spotted along the general line of the oil pipeline from Newfield’s East Belumut-A Platform to Tinggi Platform, it said.
“Pressure was observed to be static in pipeline but it was observed to decrease night 8/9 July 2010,” the report said.
The East Belumut field is off Malaysia’s eastern state of Terengganu. — Reuters

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