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Jakarta Post

Kodeco rig halts production after collision

  • Alfian

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 16 2010   /  10:18 am

South Korea’s Kodeco Energy shut down one of its oil and gas production facilities in the Java Sea after it was hit by a container ship last week.

The incident occurred on Wednesday at 6:53 p.m. local time, upstream oil and gas regulator BPMigas said in a statement received Saturday.

Following the collision, the facility, called KE40, tilted to the southwest around 40 degrees, the statement read.

Several parts of the facility were damaged, including the dock and hand rails.

BPMigas public relations chief Elan Biantoro said the KE40 facility, which has seven wells, was shut down immediately after the incident. This will cause an estimated loss of 1,600 barrels of oil per day (bpd) and 15 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscfd).

BPMigas estimates repairs to the facility will take several weeks. An initial assessment is currently being car...