BERGEN, Norway — FourPhase has announced a new contract with a major operator in the U.K. Continental Shelf (UKCS) for a remote monitoring campaign. The job is the first of its kind for solids management.
Mobilization will take place in early summer, with the campaign expected to run for three months. The project will see the DualFlow 5K PSI placed on a normally unmanned installation (NUI) and monitored directly from the FourPhase Operations & Technology Centre in Bergen. Once commissioning is complete, no permanent crew will be located offshore—a first for the sector. This will directly result in a four-person reduction of the people on board. The operator will monitor all activity from a nearby platform; this is possible because FourPhase’s technology integrates with any digital enterprise ecosystem.
For the first time, the DualFlow will be disassembled in Bergen before being transported for mobilization. Once it is lifted onto the NUI, the DualFlow will be lowered through a hatch, to be located down in the well bay area for reassembly. This is possible due to the DualFlow’s compact 2 m by 2 m (6.7 ft by 6.7 ft) footprint. A walk-to-work vessel positioned alongside the NUI will be home for the four-man crew during reassembly, rigup and commissioning but will fully disembark once installed.