KUALA LUMPUR: Bumi Armada
Bhd’s Armada Kraken floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) has arrived at the Kraken field in the UK North Sea on Feb 13.
In a statement Friday, Bumi Armada said the hook up of the Submerged Turret Production (STP) buoy mooring system, to the FPSO was completed on Feb 15 and a full rotation test performed so that the vessel was now on station and securely moored.
It added that commissioning work would continue on the topsides. Reconstruction of the turret area pipework and connection of the risers and umbilicals to the swivel stack is being undertaken followed by commissioning of the subsea infrastructure. The client, EnQuest PLC, expects delivery of first oil is on track for Q2 2017.
“We are very pleased to have hooked-up our Armada Kraken FPSO onsite in the UK North Sea. The operation was executed safely and responsibly, thanks to a sharp focus on a ‘plan-the-work, work-the-plan’ process and the united efforts of all parties involved,” executive director and CEO Leon Harland said in a statement.
“While the Kraken FPSO is now securely moored, we are keeping our attention on safely completing the various preparations leading to first oil. So we still have some crucial work to complete.
“Nevertheless, we celebrate this milestone, particularly as it has been achieved at this time of year when North Sea conditions can be rough, and while our teams continue to work on finalising our two other FPSO projects in Angola and Indonesia,” Harland said.