FoundOcean has mobilised for the MOPUstor offshore grouting contract awarded through SBM Offshore
FoundOcean has been awarded the offshore grouting contract by SBM Offshore for the MOPUstor Phase 2 installation in the Yme Oil Field, North Sea. Grouting equipment has been mobilised and set up on the work vessel, and a suitable work window is awaited prior to mobilisation of the 12-man crew.
The MOPUstor installation consists of an oil storage tank on top of which a three-legged topsides facility or MOPU sits. The MOPU legs are inserted into the towers of the storage tank. The connection between the legs and the towers will be made by injecting a cement grout into the annuli.
A subsea grouting manifold fitted with FoundOcean subsea male Grout Connectors is located at -43.5m on the substructure. An ROV will guide the FoundOcean female Grout Connector fitted to the grout hose into position. The grout hose will be supported by a steel down line fitted with buoyancy floats from the installation vessel, to minimise drag on the ROV.
The grouting operation is expected to take five days to complete, and is dependent on a clear weather window.
The FPSO Sevan Piranema has today commenced oil production on the Piranema field, off the coast of Aracaju, in the state of Sergipe, Brasil.
Q is located in Mississippi Canyon block 961. The natural gas field is developed as a subsea tieback to the Anadarko-operated Independence Hub facility in the eastern US Gulf of Mexico. StatoilHydro has a 50% working interest in the Q field.
The Piranema field, 25 km off the coast of Sergipe, started producing oil this Wednesday (10/10), in deep Northeastern Brazil waters. With operations going online in this field, Petrobras is taking another step towards maintaining Brazil’s oil self-sufficiency. The Piranema oil, of excellent quality, at 44º API, is the lightest oil produced in deep waters in Brazil.
The first tanker with a cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Snøhvit field left port at Melkøya near Hammerfest, northern Norway
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today that its subsidiary, Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Limited, has started production from the Marimba North project, designed to develop 80 million barrels of oil in approximately 3,900 feet (1,300 meters) of water more than 90 miles (145 kilometers) off the coast of Angola.