Friday, 2 December 2011

Chevron shuts down one of its production wells

Brazil's National Petroleum Agency (ANP) has ordered Chevron to shut down one of its 11 production wells and four produced water injection wells at its off-shore Frade joint-venture floating production-storage and offloading facility.

The move follows ANP's safety audit of the trade facility in late November. The production well cited by the ANP accounts for less than 10 per cent of trade total production of about 79,000 b/d. The company says all trade production and injection wells are safe and secure, and it continues to fully work with the Brazilian government agencies to address their specific issues.

Chevron conducts regular monitoring of the substance, a natural by-product of the
oil and gas production process. The company has safety systems and processes in place to ensure the utmost security at all times.

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