Xcite Energy has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Teekay Shipping Norway AS, which sets out the principles of co-operation for the supply of a bridge linked Sevan floating storage and offloading facility for the life of the Bentley field.
XER and Teekay intend to work together on an exclusive basis during the project, from front end engineering through fabrication, hook up and onwards into production operations and maintenance.
XER said it believed that the bridge linked Sevan FSO offers a number of significant benefits to the overall Bentley field development concept, including available deck space to locate utilities on either the platform or FSO. In addition, XER said that there would be reduced flow assurance risk, due to the removal of subsea pipelines and minimised motion characteristics to aid reservoir fluid dehydration.
Rupert Cole, CEO of Xcite Energy, said: “We are very pleased to be joined by Teekay as a partner in the development group, following on from their important role in the successful Bentley extended well test. Building on this relationship as we progress Bentley towards production, we believe will deliver the Sevan FSO as a vital component of the Bentley field development plan.”