Maersk to Bring Janice A FPU Back Online

Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited announced that the Janice A Floating Production Unit (FPU) has instigated a commissioning and start up sequence designed to bring the asset back into full production. The Janice facility was shut down in Q4 2007 by Maersk Oil for extensive improvement work to be carried out following a series of incidents and findings.

A detailed action plan for Janice was developed and implemented in consultation with the HSE.

The action plan included the review of safety related systems and equipment the review of safety related procedures, both onshore and on Janice, and the review of the Janice organization both onshore and offshore.

"It is our policy to give safety the first priority, and the detailed action plan for Janice indicates the importance Maersk Oil places on the need for safe operations, and robust systems," said Kurt Normann Nielsen, Managing Director of Maersk Oil in Aberdeen. "Production his only being resumed now Maersk Oil and the HSE are satisfied it is safe to do so."