PHOTO: North Ocean 102 vessel arrives in Brazil to begin Atlanta work

McDermott’s North Ocean 102 offshore vessel is in Porto do Açu, Brazil, ready to start work on QGEP’s Atlanta field.

This is according to McDermott which on Friday shared the photo of the vessel saying in the captions the vessel was ready for the Atlanta field early production systems (EPS) loadout.

To remind, the company, along with a consortium partner, was awarded a SURF engineering, product supply, and installation scope for the Atlanta EPS by Brazilian exploration and production company Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção (QGEP) back in 2015.

The Atlanta EPS is phase 1 of the Atlanta field development, located in 5,085 feet of water in Brazil Block BS-4 of the Santos Basin southeast of Rio de Janeiro.

McDermott is responsible for the engineering and offshore installation of all subsea hardware, including flexible pipes, umbilicals, umbilical termination assemblies, subsea pump skids, suction piles, and associated equipment.

McDermott’s consortium partner will be responsible for the supply of all flexible risers, flowlines, and associated equipment.

It was agreed that the North Ocean 102 installation vessel would conduct on-site work as soon as QGEP’s floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) unit is available.

The NO 102 vessel can begin work on the contract now that the Petrojarl I FPSO arrived in Brazil, almost two years behind the original schedule.

Teekay’s FPSO Petrojarl I entered Brazilian waters on December 31, 2017, and arrived at the Atlanta field on January 8.

The Petrojarl I had spent almost 30 years in the North Sea when it was decided the FPSO would be upgraded and redeployed to Brazil on a five-year charter with QGEP. The FPSO was supposed to start producing oil at the Atlanta field in mid-2016. However, delays with upgrade work in Damen shipyard in the Netherlands forced the operator to prolong the first oil date.

QGEP expects Atlanta field to begin production in the first quarter and reach approximately 20 thousand barrels of oil per day, from two producing wells. The oil produced by the Atlanta Field in the early production system will be purchased by Shell.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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