GINA KROG OIL & GAS FIELD
The Gina Krog development is an oil and gas field located in the central part of the Norwegian North Sea. It will be developed with a storage vessel for oil and a fixed steel platform standing in 116 metres of water and tied into the Sleipner gas and condensate facilities about 30 kilometres to the south-east. A jack-up rig is being used for drilling.
Stabilised oil and condensate will be transported by a hired floating, storage and offloading unit (FSO). Rich gas will be exported to Sleipner A for further processing. Sales gas will be exported from Sleipner A via Gassled to the market, while unstable condensate is exported to Kårstø. Recoverable reserves are estimated at 225 million barrels of oil equivalent.
Norwegian Piping has delivered some 1 400 tonnes of pipe, fittings and flanges in duplex, super duplex and titanium to the Gina Krog topside project.
MARINER AREA DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
The Mariner field is located on the East Shetland Platform of the UK North Sea, about 150 km east of Shetland. Initial project activities are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2015.
This development involves a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform with 50 active well slots and supported on a steel jacket, plus a floating storage unit (FSU) with a capacity of 850 000 barrels. A jackup rig will also be used for the first four-five years.
The platform will first separate gas and water from the produced oil, and the stabilised oil will then be piped to the FSU for storage. From there, it will be shipped to land in shuttle tankers. Produced water will be injected back into the reservoirs to maintain pressure. The gas will be used as fuel for the turbines on the platform.
Mariner is expected to come on stream in the first quarter of 2017, with Mariner East following two years later. The Mariner Area offshore project is expected to continue production for 30 years. Estimated recovery is at least 250 million barrels of oil.We have delivered some 2 200 tonnes of pipe, fittings and flanges in duplex, super duplex and titanium to the Mariner topside project.
ICHTHYS GAS & CONDENSATE FIELD
Ichthys is a natural gas field in the Timor Sea, about 220 kilometres off Western Australia, and ranks as the largest discovery of liquid hydrocarbons in Australia for 40 years.
Currently under construction, the Ichthys LNG project is ranked among the world’s most significant oil and gas projects. Development drilling has started, and the field will be developed using a central processing facility (CPF). A floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility will be installed nearby to treat and store condensate. Other facilities will include umbilicals, risers and flowlines.
Ichthys is estimated to contain 530 million barrels of condensate and 12.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. It is expected to continue producing for more than 40 years.
We have delivered some 1 800 tonnes of pipe, fittings and flanges in duplex, super duplex and Inconel to the Ichthys FPSO project.