AWE kicks off Pateke tie-back (New Zealand)


AWE Limited, as Operator of PMP 38158 off new Zealand, has informed that the Pateke-4H subsea tie-back and installation project started on March 5, 2015.

The project started with the arrival of the DOF Subsea Diving Support Vessel, the “Skandi Singapore”, at the Tui area oil fields located approximately 50 kilometres off the coast of Taranaki, New Zealand.

The project involves the installation and commissioning of subsea pipelines, manifolds and ancillary support equipment, in water depths of about 124 metres, to connect the Pateke-4H development well to the Tui field gathering system.

The subsea tie-back and installation project will coincide with a two week planned shut down of the FPSO “Umuroa” for inspection and maintenance activity. First production from Pateke-4H is expected in April.

Located in the offshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, PMP38158 contains the Tui, Amokura and Pateke fields and has been producing since 2007.

The Joint Venture partners in PMP 38158 are: AWE Limited (via subsidiaries) (Operator) with 57.5% stake; New Zealand Oil & Gas (via subsidiaries) with 27.5% stake and Pan Pacific Petroleum (via subsidiaries) with 15% stake.

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