The Eldfisk 2/7 S topside left Kvaerner's yard at Stord, Norway, today, bound for its installation site at Eldfisk, about 300km from Norway’s coastline (pictured).
The Eldfisk 2/7 S topside consists of one combined living quarter and utility module and a combined process and wellhead module, with a total weight of 15,500 tons.
The project was executed with fabrication deliveries from subcontracting partners in Poland and Finland, and fabrication, assembly and commissioning at Stord. The contract included two bridges, one bridge support module, and a flare, all of which were delivered in 2013, directly to the field, from Kvaerner's subcontractors in Poland.
The topside will now be towed to the field and lifted onto a steel jacket substructure in two separate lifts. Kvaerner will perform the offshore hook-up work to prepare the platform for production start. This work has started and will continue through the summer and into the fall.
ConocoPhillips picked Kvaerner to deliver the topside for the Eldfisk 2/7 S integrated production platform in March 2011. Completion was in April 2014, on time, says Kvaerner.
"We are extremely proud of the Eldfisk delivery. It is a state-of-the-art platform and possibly one of the most complete topsides ever delivered," says Jan Arve Haugan, President & CEO of Kvaerner.
"Effective hook-up and preparation for production start is a specialized line of work where we have strong experience. We look forward to following Eldfisk offshore to assist the customer with the completion activities," he added.
Eldfisk is a part of the Greater Ekofisk Area and has been in production since 1979. The field is in the southern part of the North Sea.