Petrofac to appeal HSE notice served to North Sea FPSO

The Anasuria FPSO
The Anasuria FPSO

Oilfield services firm Petrofac has confirmed it lodged an appeal against a prohibition notice served to one of its floating production vessels.

The North Sea Anasuria FPSO, held at the company’s Aberdeen-base, was served with the prohibition notice from an inspection on 21 February 2019.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) notice served was in relation to a safety issues relating to a flare tip on the vessel.

Petrofac claims it took immediate action and has and found a number of reasons to challenge the basis of the prohibition notice.

A spokeswoman for the firm said: “We have lodged an appeal against the prohibition notice issued on 21 February in relation to the flare tip on the Anasuria FPSO in the Northern North Sea.”

The HSE confirmed that the notice served to Petrofac was now under the appeals process, but added that it was “unable to give any further details at this time”.

Petrofac refused to confirm when the compliance date for the complaint was due.