By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 5 -- Petro-Canada expects to resume production in October from Terra Nova oil field off Newfoundland and Labrador after maintenance work that began in May.
Dry-dock work on the field's floating production, storage, and offloading vessel has been completed in Rotterdam. The turnaround included the addition of a 40-bed quarters module and regulatory work such as recoating the vessel hull, replacing underwater shipside valves, and inspecting thrusters.
The October output resumption will be later than originally planned because of work added during the course of the project.
Output will increase to 110,000-120,000 b/d by yearend. Production averaged 52,000 b/d when shut in May 10 at the start of the project, which is expected to improve the FPSO's reliability and reduce future downtime. The unit is to sail for Canada in mid-September and be on site early in October.