Buzzard Project's Production Deck lifted on to its jacket in the British Sector of the North Sea

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 22 Dec 2012 17:18
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July 6th, 2006.

Last 25th June, and under favourable weather conditions, the Buzzard Project's Production Deck constructed at our installations in Cdiz, was successfully lifted on to its jacket in the British Sector of the North Sea.

The lift was carried out by the Saipem S7000 semisubmersible crane vessel and established a new world record as the largest single lift ever carried out under dynamic positioning conditions (12,000 tonnes).

The manoeuvre started at 4:00 AM, with the Production Deck being picked up from its resting position on the transport barge. At 6:00 AM, the Saipem S7000 with the Production Module loaded was already in position above the jacket. At 8:00 AM, the Production Deck was resting on its jacket and the manoeuvre was formally over.

The Production Deck is in its final position, approximately 100 km NE of Aberdeen off the Eastern coast of Scotland, and remains on schedule for first production late this year when it will be ready to process 200,000 barrels of oil & 60 million cubic feet of gas per day.


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