BRUNEI Shell Petroleum Company Sendirian Berhad (BSP) has safely stopped the gas release from Selangkir 2 (SK-2) well.
“This has been a technically challenging situation and we have considered all the risks and time required in managing this situation with utmost diligence. Safety has always been our top priority and we have worked with determination to resolve the issue in a safe manner,” said Ken Marnoch, Managing Director of BSP.
“The success of stopping the gas release was made possible through strong collaboration and teamwork among Brunei Shell, Shell and our business partners. We would like to thank everyone for their professionalism and dedication during this period.”
A small gas release was detected at the SK-2 well on February 5. The SK-2 well is situated at a normally unmanned platform, located 40-km offshore Brunei. It was discovered by a portable gas detector worn by an operator performing routine maintenance work on the platform. The gas release was immediately reported and subsequently the well was shut down.
This quick reporting demonstrates the professionalism and attentiveness by the people on the front-line, towards ensuring safe operations. BSP’s strategy in this case, has always been one of ‘prudent over-reaction’ in order to minimise the risk of escalation.
“The SK-2 situation has tested BSP’s well control and emergency response capabilities. We are able to safely and successfully manage SK-2 because of the competence and expertise of our own staff and the specialist staff that we mobilised immediately to join the response teams,” added Marnoch.
BSP has now shifted to the next phase of the operation, which is to install downhole barriers and to suspend the well. The one-nautical mile exclusion zone remains in place around the platform, as a precaution to allow further work to be done safely.
For any questions, contact BSP Communication and External Affairs (CEA) Team during office hours or visit its website.