Pipeline leak cuts oil production at Arrowsmith plant
A water leak detected on Wednesday 29 at Triangle Energy’s onshore water injection pipeline at the Arrowsmith stabilisation plant has affected oil production and is being repaired.
Triangle managing director Mr Rob Towner said the water leak was caused by external corrosion to the water injection pipeline, located under an unused railway line.
Oil production was suspended but started at a reduced rate on Friday 1.
“Production will be reduced while the corroded section of the pipeline is replaced with injection water being redirected to our onshore Chows Well,” Mr Towner said.
“We expect to be back to maximum production by mid week.”
Triangle Energy operates the Cliff Head Oil Field which includes the onshore Arrowsmith stablisation plant.
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