A North Sea operator has said it is increasing food stocks on its flagship production asset “in case supply becomes limited” due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Anasuria FPSO, which lies around 110 miles east of Aberdeen, has increased its supply of non-perishables to cover a month, while the number of offshore workers on board has been reduced.
It comes as the Covid-19 outbreak has caused widespread disruption to the sector, including the ability of companies to crew-up their offshore support vessels.
Malaysia’s Hibiscus Petroleum operates the FPSO via its UK subsidiary, Anasuria Hibiscus.
The firm also said that planned oil offtakes for the vessel, planned for the fourth quarter of this year, may be delayed until the first quarter of 2021 in hopes of realising a higher oil price.