Hurricane Energy said today that the FPSO for its flagship North Sea project is undergoing repairs in Spain.
The Aoka Mizu vessel has stopped off at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras for planned crew changes and bunkering.
But the stopover will be extended so that repairs to “an auxiliary system associated with power generation” can be carried out.
Aoka Mizu is en route from Dubai to Rotterdam. Commissioning activities which were being undertaken during transit will continue, Hurricane said.
The FPSO will be deployed to the Lancaster field, located west of Shetland.
Hurricane is developing an early production system (EPS), which will help the company gauge whether a full field development would be viable.
Lancaster is Hurricane’s most appraised asset, with 2P reserves and 2C contingent resources of 523 million stock tank barrels of oil.
The EPS will be the UK’s first basement field development.
It involves a two well tie-back to the Aoka Mizu FPSO and is expected to initially produce 17,000 barrels of oil per day.
First oil is targeted for 1H 2019.