Heerema Fabrication Group has completed the construction of the Statoil-operated Gina Krog gas field jacket.
The contract was awarded to Heerema in 2013 by Statoil, to build a jacket for what was then known as the Dagny field, located in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea.
According to a Facebook post by Heerema Fabrication Group, the jacket is now on its way to the final offshore destination offshore Norway, under tow by a Fairmount tug.
We have reached out to Heerema for more info on the date of the sail away of the jacket, and the expected arrival to its North Sea destination. Offshore Energy Today will update the article should we get a response.
The Gina Krog jacket is the largest launch jacket ever to be constructed at HFG’s Vlissingen fabrication facility.
The Gina Krog field is located 30 kilometers northwest of the Sleipner field and approximately 250 km southwest of Stavanger, Norway. The development has an estimated 225 million barrels of oil and gas.
The plan is to develop Gina Krog with a platform resting on the seabed, while the wells will be drilled with a mobile jack-up drilling rig. The liquid will be transported via a tanker, and the gas via the Sleipner field. Start-up is slated for early 2017 with the production expected to reach 60,000 barrels of oil per day and 9 million cubic meters of gas per day at plateau.
Update: 22.6.2015 13:53 CET
In a statement sent to Offshore Energy Today, Heerema Fabrication Group has confirmed the completion of the Gina Krog jacket.
“The completion of this giant Gina Krog jacket and pre-drilling wellhead module highlights an important milestone at HFG’s Vlissingen yard”, said Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, CEO Heerema Fabrication Group. “For this largest launch jacket ever built by HFG, we engineered and constructed a state of the art new flow measuring system which optimizes the upending capabilities of the jacket during installation.
He added: “Due to its heavy weight we built skid beams on the Vlissingen yard, especially for this project, which enabled us to execute the load-out of the Gina Krog jacket from our yard onto the barge safe and with high quality. Successful delivery of this heavily built and immense launch jacket is the result of great teamwork and commitment to high performance and safety of Statoil & Partners as well as HFG. We have completed this project safely without any Last Time Incidents as a consequence of our efforts to achieve a safe and incident free working environment.”
Offshore Energy Today Staff