Transport & Installation of Ophir Wellhead Platform
|Year: 2017 (Feb-April)
Activity: Transport and Installation
Marine Masters assisted SPT Offshore with the preparations and execution scope related to the Transport and Installation of the Ophir wellhead platform located offshore Peninsular Malaysia.
The 1100Mt suction pile-based jacket and 350Mt topside were fabricated at Muhibbah yard in the period 2016/2017. The jacket was transported horizontally on a barge. Upon arrival, the jacket was lifted by 3200Mt HLV Asian Hercules II, upended, and installed within 2 days. Subsequently, the topside was transported on a separate barge and installed by the AH2 straight after jacket installation.
The use of suction pile technology reduces offshore installation works hence potential weather downtime drastically. A suction pile-based platform is storm safe and ready for drilling within approx. 3 days, compared to approx. 3 weeks for traditionally piled platforms.