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    Santos shuts down John Brookes platform off Western Australia

Summary

It has identified a small gas leak in a subsea flange on the main gas trunkline which could take four to six weeks to fix.

by: Shardul Sharma

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Santos shuts down John Brookes platform off Western Australia

Santos on November 29 said that a small gas leak has been identified in a subsea flange on the main gas trunkline from the John Brookes platform, offshore Western Australia, to the Varanus Island gas processing facilities.

The leak was discovered during routine activities on the normally un-staffed facility. The platform and pipeline were immediately shut down and depressurised and all personnel demobilized, it said. Santos has notified all relevant regulatory bodies.

Santos said it is working with customers and other parties to manage gas supply arrangements while the leak is repaired.

“At this stage, it is expected repairs will take approximately four to six weeks to return to full production. Varanus Island will continue producing at reduced rates and no changes to Santos' previously communicated production market guidance are anticipated,” Santos said.

The John Brookes discovery is located in exploration permit WA 214-P, in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia.