ENQUEST: KRAKEN FPSO HOOKED UP
The Kraken FPSO vessel arrived at the field on Monday 13 February, anticipating good weather conditions. The hook up of the Submerged Turret Production (‘STP’) buoy mooring system, to the FPSO was completed on 15th February and a full rotation test performed so that the vessel is now on station and securely moored. Commissioning work will continue on the topsides. Reconstruction of the turret area pipework and connection of the risers and umbilicals to the swivel stack is being undertaken followed by commissioning of the subsea infrastructure. Delivery of first oil in Q2 2017 is on track.
Kraken is a large heavy oil accumulation in the UK North Sea, located in the East Shetland basin, to the west of the North Viking Graben; approximately 125 km east of the Shetland Islands. It is one of the largest current development projects in the UK North Sea, Kraken has an anticipated production life of up to 25 years and first oil is targeted in 2017. (Source: EnQuest)