Heerema Fabrication Group today waved goodbye to an offshore jacket from its Vlissingen facility in the Netherlands.
The 60 x 35 x 85 m jacket, weighing 8.500t, has been built by Heerema for Technip as a part of the platform which will be installed in the Danish sector of the North Sea at the Dong Energy-operated Hejre oil field.
The jacket was successfully skidded onto the Heerema barge H-627 on 22 April, followed by the 900t wellhead deck on 6 May.
Today the barge loaded with the jacket and wellhead deck has set sail to its final offshore destination for installation by HFG’s sister division Heerema Marine Contractors.
Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, CEO of Heerema Fabrication Group, said that the jacket has been successfully delivered as a result of the good cooperation and mutual focus on achieving mechanical completion of the jacket between DONG, Technip, Heerema Marine Contractors and Heerema Fabrication Group.
Dong Energy is the operator of the Hejre field with 60% stake, while Bayerngas holds 40%. DONG Energy estimates the total reserves of the Hejre field at approximately 170 million barrels of oil equivalent and expects first oil and gas from late 2015.
The development comprises a production platform, drilling of production wells and new pipelines that will be tied into existing North Sea pipelines. From here, the oil and gas from Hejre will be transported to mainland Denmark.