Engineers working on Exxon’s oil platform compressor which malfunctioned again last month are considering technical recommendations for upgrades, as flaring offshore continues and the company again assured all was being done to swiftly remedy the issue.
“Technical experts in Germany continue to assess operating data and inspection findings in order to define the required scope of repairs to the compressor and silencer. This process also includes consideration of technical recommendations for any potential upgrades to the equipment,” ExxonMobil’s Government and Public Affairs representative Janelle Persaud yesterday said as she provided an update.
“Over the last several days, the team on the FPSO [floating production storage and offloading unit] has completed visual inspection of piping and pipe supports. At the workshop in Germany, mechanical rework of the compressor casing has been undertaken. ExxonMobil Guyana remains committed to working with the vessel’s owner SBM Offshore and the equipment manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions to fix the issue as quickly as possible,” she added.