KRAKEN

Location : UK, sector of the North Sea
Project type : FPSO Armada Kraken
Date : 2016

SCOPE OF WORK

Rigging operations on the Boa Sub C for the hook-up of the Armada Kraken FPSO with regards to the following operations:

  • Mobilization of project equipment on Boa Sub C
  • Survey of submerged turret buoy
  • Marine growth cleaning of a submerged turret buoy
  • Ballasting operations on submerged turret buoy
  • Installation of pick-up rigging on submerged turret buoy
  • Transfer of pick-up rigging to FPSO
  • Recovery and sea-fastening of 24t moon-pool seal plug
  • Demobilization of project equipment on Boa Sub C

Type of personnel: Deck Foreman – RAT – Rigger

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
Kraken is one of the biggest subsea heavy-oil field projects in the UK sector of the North Sea. The field lies at a water depth of 120m in the East Shetland Basin, which is located 125km away from Noss.

The Kraken FPSO vessel is able to handle a peak fluid rate of 460,000 barrels per day (BPD) and 80,000 barrels of oil per day (BOPD), 275,000 BPD of water injection, 20 million standard cubic feet (MMscf) of gas handling and has a storage capacity of 600,000 barrels. The FPSO left Keppel Offshore & Marine’s Singapore shipyard in October 2016 and headed to the deepwater anchorage to undertake commissioning work.

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