Total UK platforms undergo refurbishment

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- RBG has completed work on Total E&P UK’s Cross Site Upgrade Project (CSUP) in the UK North Sea.

RBG has held a fabric maintenance contract since December 2006, covering the Elgin/Franklin, Alwyn and Dunbar platforms, and the onshore St. Fergus reception terminal.

For the CSUP, work had focused on upgrading passive fire protection and painting facilities on the Dunbar and Elgin/Franklin offshore installations, ranging from the drilling support structure to the jackets. RBG provided insulation repair, painting, and specialist cleaning, using rope access and scaffolding.

Work started in May 2007 and was completed on time on Sept. 10, with RBG having logged over one million man-hours. During this period the Dunbar and Elgin platforms remained fully operational, with only a few areas having to be shut down.

All pipe work, including hydrocarbon lines, was grit blasted and coated while pressurized and online, in accordance with Total’s inspection regimes and procedures. Through the use of innovative material, access and containment solutions, RBG adds, it was able to continue its work year-round without the need for seasonal reduction in manning levels.

During the contract all RBG personnel were housed on Prosafe’s Safe Caledonia flotel.

10/12/2010

Related Articles

Oil spill training center unveiled in northern Norway

Dec 18, 2014 Oil spill management specialist Aptomar and partner Transas have developed what they claim is the world’s most advanced oil spill combat simulator, in cooperation with the North Cape Maritime Train...

PSA approves Oseberg life extension offshore Norway

Dec 18, 2014

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned continued operations at the Oseberg Vestflanke in the North Sea.

EMGS enters into data licensing agreement

Dec 17, 2014 Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into a data licensing agreement worth $7.1 million with an unnamed oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from EMGS' multi-client data librar...

Atlantic reins in North Sea capex

Dec 17, 2014

Atlantic Petroleum has budgeted total capex next year of around DKK 110 million ($18.4 million).

ETI progresses North Sea CO2 storage studies

Dec 17, 2014

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking partners for the next phase of a North Sea carbon dioxide (CO2) storage study.

Trending News

BP has agreement in principle to settle governmental Macondo claims

Jul 2, 2015

BP has an agreement in principle to settle all federal and state claims arising from the Macondo oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Norwegian government realigns Johan Sverdrup field interests

Jul 2, 2015

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has determined the various ownership interests in the Johan Sverdrup field in the central Norwegian North Sea.

South Pars Phase 1 platform capacity upgrade completed

Jul 2, 2015

Production capacity of Platform SPD1 serving Phase 1 of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf has reached 1 bcm/d (35 bcf/d).

Noreco settles offshore Denmark liabilities

Jul 2, 2015

Norwegian Energy Co. (Noreco) has reached agreement with its joint venture partners in the Danish North Sea on its forfeited licenses and related abandonment liabilities.

COSCO Qidong extends delivery of semisubmersible accommodation rig to Axis Offshore

Jul 2, 2015

COSCO Qidong Offshore Co. Ltd. has agreed to extend the delivery of a harsh environment semisubmersible accommodation rig to Axis Offshore. 

  Offshore
Digital Magazine
Look Inside
Cover
Current Issue

Oil & Gas Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>