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Covid case confirmed on Repsol Sinopec vessel

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Bleo Holm FPSO. Supplied by Bluewater

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK) has confirmed a worker has tested positive for Covid-19 on board a North Sea production ship.

RSRUK said the worker had tested positive on board its Bleo Holm floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, 72miles north-east of Aberdeen.

It is the latest in a series of offshore assets to be affected by Covid outbreaks in recent months, including a Valaris rig in November and BP’s Clair Ridge platform in October.

A Repsol Sinopec spokesperson said:

“As a result of our testing process for offshore workers, we can confirm that one worker on the Repsol Sinopec operated Bleo Holm FPSO has tested positive with COVID-19.

“We have procedures in place and all necessary precautions are being taken.

“Ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our people is our top priority.”

The Bleo Holm vessel serves the Blake and Ross fields, 72 miles north-east of Aberdeen, in which venture partner RockRose Energy also holds a minority interest (30.82%).

The partners struck a deal with owner Bluewater to extend the charter of the FPSO in June 2021.

The new contract will run until December 31 2024, at which point RSRUK can exercise a one-year extension option.

The vessel is also slated to host a tieback for the proposed Tain development, 12 miles away, though while its field development plan has been approved, a final investment decision on the project appears to have been delayed.

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