Encana's Deep Panuke back at pre-fire production level


Encana's Deep Panuke back at pre-fire production level 

ROGER JORDAN, Associate Editor

CALGARY, Alberta -- Encana has resumed natural gas production from Deep Panuke following an electrical fire.

Production from the facility was temporarily halted after a transformer fire on August 3. However, the fire was “quickly extinguished by the platform’s fire suppression system,” and the facility is now back on line.

Deep Panuke has "successfully and safely reached our pre-shut in natural gas production levels of approximately 210 MMcfd," Encana said in a statement August 7.

"We again commend the excellent response from the team on the platform for their response to the incident and their work to safely resume production," the Calgary-based company added.

Deep Panuke produces and processes natural gas from the Deep Panuke field, approximately 155 miles southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia on the Scotian Shelf. Natural gas from Deep Panuke is processed offshore and transported, via subsea pipeline, to Goldboro, Nova Scotia for further transport to market via the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline.

Production from Deep Panuke started last year.

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