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Lancaster FPSO arrives in Dubai

Written by  OE Staff Monday, 02 October 2017 02:39

Bluewater Energy's Aoka Mizu floating production unit has arrived at Drydocks World Dubai shipyard ready for works to prepare it for use on Hurricane Energy's Lancaster field early production system (EPS) development, west of Shetland. 

Drydocks World is also undertaking the fabrication of the buoy, where first steel has already been cut at its Dubai facility.

The Lancaster EPS is a two-well tieback to a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, the Aoka Mizu. It is expected to produce 17,000 b/d and provide data required for a full field development for the 500 MMbbl field.

A rig contract was signed with Transocean for use of the Paul B. Loyd Jr. semisubmersible drilling rig to complete the already drilled EPS production wells 205/21a-6 and 205/21a-7Z horizontal production wells, starting in Q2 2018.

Fabrication orders have also been placed with TechnipFMC for subsea, umbilicals, risers and flowlines and subsea production systems.

Subsea installation activities at Lancaster are scheduled for summer 2018, in advance of the planned arrival of the Aoka Mizu.

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