COOEC Offshore and Expro form international riserless well intervention alliance

China-based COOEC Offshore has formed an alliance with international oilfield services company Expro. The Liuhua 16-2 turret-moored floating production and storage and offloading facility will be anchored in 390-420. It expanding the riserless Well Intervention (RWI) capabilities and resources. The central platform recently departed the COOEC-Fluor yard in Zhuhai. Fluor Corp. and Offshore Oil Engineering Co. (COOEC) have formed a new joint venture. The Kenli 10-1 field offshore China is now online. COOEC Offshore, as a division of COOEC, is a large offshore engineering contractor.

InterMoor has completed two major offshore projects for China Offshore Oil Engineering Corporation (COOEC). Norway’s Kvaerner and China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. (COOEC) have officially opened an engineering joint venture. McDermott International said it has been awarded a contract worth more than $3 billion. The venture into RWI will further strengthen the depth of service offering to industry. The Lingshui 17-2 taut-leg semisubmersible floating production unit will be anchored in 1,220–1,560 meters. The modules will make up part of a new offshore oil and gas production platform.

It’s located near Hong Kong in the Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Development Zone. The production at the field located in Bohai Bay began on 23 April at an average water depth of 17m. The first project involved full mooring system replacement in the Panyu field. KCET will carry out and further develop joint engineering capability for international EPC projects. Expro is a well flow management group, already maintain a leading position in subsea landing string. InterMoor, part of subsea services group Acteon, said its work scope includes project management. The Zhuhai Fabrication Yard is a world-class, state-of-the-art facility.

Chris Vertanness says “This project epitomizes how the COOEC-Fluor team consistently executes with excellence”.

As part of this alliance, RWI system provides a field proven, established and reliable. The deal was among several awarded by Saudi Aramco for its its Marjan and Berri offshore fields. the wire through-water integrated solution for carrying out cost effective intervention. More than 2,000 craft workers safely delivered the project on budget. It is already establishing a reputation for serving fabrication needs in the Asia-Pacific region. Under the alliance, COOEC Offshore and Expro will deliver the new system to market in 2020. The main production facilities of Kenli 10-1 include one central processing platform.

InterMoor provided on and offshore project management; installation engineering, procedures and procurement. The system will be deployed off the new state of the art HYSY287 DP3 construction vessel with a dedicated handling. More than 70 engineering personnel from both COOEC and Kvaerner are already working to execute basic engineering. The consortium will work in an integrated execution model utilizing McDermott’s global assets. The deployment system to facilitate slick and efficient well construction, well intervention. COOEC-Fluor was responsible for assembling, commissioning and loading out the two offshore modules.

Mr Silich says, “This is an extremely significant alliance for both companies that wish to cement their position in the market”.

There are currently 12 wells producing approximately 10,750 b/d of crude oil. The permanent mooring system was installed in water depth of 105m. KCET’s first topside module project in China, Enping Phase II. The propriety coil hose technology for open water will be a key exclusive capability onboard the vessel. FPSO remained connected and in service throughout the operation. The Marjan field lies in the Arabian Gulf, off Saudi Arabia’s East Coast. At 2 MMsq m, the yard can accommodate fabrication modules weighing more than 50,000-tonne. Detailed procedures and SIMOPS documentation were developed to allow the mooring components to be deployed.

The alliance ensures minimal interfaces, integrated management teams and the majority of the services being delivered in-house. The two modules have a total weight of 19,100 metric tons. The yard has delivered a number of significant structures to date. COOEC Offshore commercial director, Brett Silich, said the agreement was an exciting development for both companies. It enable the permanent installation vessel to work in close proximity to the FPSO. The joint venture follows an April 2013 10-year strategic cooperation agreement. It already enjoyed formidable reputations as providers of high-quality offshore solutions.

The Marjan Increment Project will increase production from 500,000 to 800,000 barrels. It review and verification of detailed designs, detailed installation methodologies. The new venture adds complementary strengths for both companies. The field is expected to reach 36,000 b/d at peak production in 2016. InterMoor completed the offshore installation work in May 2014.

The central platform module is larger than a soccer field at 115 meters long. CNOOC is the operator of Kenli 10-1 with 100% interest. The second project was the installation of a full single-point mooring system in the Enping 24-2 oilfield. Kevin Illingworth, said the strategic alliance would benefit customers around the world. COOEC is executing a part of the expansion of the Nyhamna onshore processing plant. Expro Light Well Intervention Services (LWIS) global sales manager. Fluor brings its 100-year history of building the largest and most complex projects. InterMoor again provided on- and offshore project management; installation engineering.

Mr Illingworth says “The agreement is an opportunity for both companies to combine our efforts”.

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