Oslo-listed BW Offshore has secured a temporary extension to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel lease contract offshore West Africa, while the operator determines the future of the deep-water field the FPSO has been working for years.

At the end of February, the Norway-headquartered player had five of what it described as "non-core" FPSOs on its books that were awaiting potential contract extensions or which were being touted for new work.