To restore the full mooring system and allow full production to recommence will require a specialized construction vessel to be mobilized. The need for lifting capacity and saturation diving capability requires such a vessel. The BMG JV is sourcing such a vessel now and expects to have one (of three possible vessels) in the field in the latter part of August, subject to negotiations with the vessel owners.
In the meantime, the BMG JV plans to continue production, with the Basker Spirit moored in Westernport Bay or other acceptable ports, with the Crystal Ocean transferring crude oil to the Basker Spirit in a shuttle operation. It is expected that production of about 3,000 bopd can be maintained with this operation. Production will increase to the field capacity when the SPM integrity is re-established and the Basker Spirit resumes its mooring location in the field.
The participants in the Basker Manta Joint Venture are Anzon Australia Limited as operator with 50% and Beach Petroleum Limited with the remaining 50%.
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