PHOTO: North Sea platform withstands the test of time

K13-A platform. Image: Wintershall
K13-A platform. Image: Wintershall

German crude oil and natural gas producer Wintershall has shared a story about its K13-A platform celebrating 40 years of operation on the Dutch continental shelf.

What makes this anniversary special is the fact that the platform was originally intended to be used for approximately 20 years.

Wintershall’s oldest active platform was installed in the K13 sector of the Dutch North Sea in 1974. This means the platform has now doubled its projected life span.

The fields on the K13-licence have been shut in since the life expectancy of a gas reservoir is around 15 to 20 years on average.

The reason why the K13-A platform is still being used is because it is an integral part of the 130 kilometres long WestGasTransport-pipeline, laid and trenched in 1975 by Oceanic Contractors, and today operated by Wintershall.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< May 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

Africa Oil Week 2020

For over 25 years Africa Oil Week has been the meeting place for Africa’s most senior E&P stakeholders.

read more >

CERAWeek 2020

 Each year, CERA clients gathered for a few days in Houston…

read more >

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration…

read more >

2020 EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION STANDARDS CONFERENCE ON OILFIELD EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply