BSP confirms offshore pipeline leak at AMPA 9
AN OFFSHORE pipeline leak at AMPA 9 was detected on Monday morning, Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) confirmed in a statement yesterday.
The bubbling of gas in open water, visible from a recorded video that went viral on social media, stopped yesterday after BSP identified the pipeline and isolated the situation.
The pipeline, situated 10 kilometres off the coast of Kuala Belait, is located near AMPA DP15/24, a platform that is normally unmanned.
All 17 personnel who were working on board the platform were evacuated, as part of precautionary measures taken. The incident was first observed, then reported to the offshore installation manager.
BSP has launched an investigation to look into the cause of the incident.
In its statement, the organisation assured that they have the established procedures and resources to manage the situation, with safety remaining the top priority.
In February this year, a gas leak was detected at Selangkir platform, one of BSP’s offshore wells located 40km off the coast of Muara.
The Brunei Times