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Petrobras halts production in four platforms off Sergipe following a leak

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 10:04 UTC
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The four platforms are PCM-5, PCM-6, PCM-8 and PCM-9, and together produce 400b of oil and 60,000 cubic meters of natural gas a day says ANP The four platforms are PCM-5, PCM-6, PCM-8 and PCM-9, and together produce 400b of oil and 60,000 cubic meters of natural gas a day says ANP
“The little leaks from these platforms are constant due to lack of maintenance,” said Chagas, who added that Petrobras has been using clamps to plug the leaks.. “The little leaks from these platforms are constant due to lack of maintenance,” said Chagas, who added that Petrobras has been using clamps to plug the leaks..

Petrobras oil platforms off the north-east coast of Brazil have halted production after a leak of about 44 barrels (7000 liters) of oil was detected coming from a pipeline linking them, a local oil workers union head said over the weekend.

 Brazil's oil regulator, ANP, confirmed the leak in the Camorim field, 16 kilometers off the coast of the city of Aracaju, northeast Sergipe state and said Petrobras had contained it.

Stoessel Chagas, director of the Sindipetro-ES, which represents Petrobras offshore oil workers in Brazil's Alagoas and Sergipe state, said the leak was detected coming from a pipeline linking the PCM-5 and PCM-6 production platforms, the news wire reported.

Petrobras confirmed the spill in a statement, adding that even though nearly all of the oil had been collected or dispersed, the company expects some small particles to reach shore. Petrobras said it expects to complete repairs of the leak over the weekend.

The four platforms that halted output are PCM-5, PCM-6, PCM-8 and PCM-9, which together produce 400 barrels of oil and 60,000 cubic meters of natural gas a day, according to ANP data.

“The little leaks from these platforms are constant due to the lack of maintenance,” said Chagas, who added that Petrobras has been using clamps to plug the leaks. “We joke that there is more clamp than pipeline” in the system, he said.

The ANP said it was in contact with the Brazilian navy, which is monitoring the dispersion of the oil slick. It added that it may open an investigation of the incident and will continue to monitor the situation.

Categories: Energy & Oil, Brazil.

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  • golfcronie

    Paul/Brasso
    See thats where the leak is on your own doorstep. More clamps than pipeline beggars belief but then again it is Latam where they do not know what maintenance is. Or good practice just ask the FALKLANDERS for advice if I were you. PMSL

    Apr 27th, 2015 - 11:30 am 0
  • GALlamosa

    Expect Tinman on the phone any moment to complain.

    Apr 27th, 2015 - 11:36 am 0
  • Clyde15

    And Brasiliero has the cheek to criticise the Falklanders while denying any problems in his country !

    Apr 27th, 2015 - 11:40 am 0
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