Fatal accident during supply ops for Nido Petroleum

ASX-listed oil and gas company Nido Petroleum has informed there has been a fatal accident in Labuan, Malaysia during supply operations related to the company’s Galoc field in the Palawan Basin offshore Philippines. 

Nido’s subsidiary Galoc Production Company (GPC) reported on Monday that the accident had happened on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

A contractor of Malaysia’s Tiger Oilfield Services, a provider of support services to the oil & gas industry, was killed while carrying out support vessel tank cleaning operations. The Malaysian police have been notified of the accident and Nido said it will co-operate fully with any official investigations. Nido added it will also undertake a comprehensive internal investigation.

No further details have been revealed about the accident. Offshore Energy Today has reached out to the Malaysian contractor seeking confirmation and further details about the incident, however, we are yet to receive any response from the company.

Nido, as the operator of the Galoc field, is working to evaluate further exploration, appraisal and incremental development opportunities at the Galoc oil field and in the SC 14 C1 Contract Area.

The company recently drilled an appraisal well on the Galoc field with the Deepsea Metro I drillship. Following inconclusive results from the appraisal well, the company recently said it would drill a sidetrack well.

Related to the Galoc-7ST-1 well, the company said on Monday that the Deepsea Metro I was conducting operations to set the 9-5/8” casing. Following the setting of casing the forward plan was to drill through the target reservoir section of the Galoc Clastic Unit in the 8-1/2” hole.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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