Akcakoca platform topsides ready to sail
GSP Offshore has completed load-out of the platform topsides for the second phase of TPAO’s Akcakoca field development in the Turkish Black Sea.
CONSTANTA, Romania -- GSP Offshore has completed load-out of the platform topsides for the second phase of TPAO’s Akcakoca field development in the Turkish Black Sea.
The consignment, fabricated at the GSP Shipyard, was transferred by the heavy-lift crane barge GSP Neptune onto the semisubmersible barge GSP Bigfoot 2.
Sea-fastening was in progress earlier this week to ensure safe transportation of the steel construction to the installation location in the western part of the Black Sea.
GSP has mobilized offshore support vessels to the Akcakoca area for the topsides installation.
The main function of the topsides will be to support a drilling rig and to test well streams from the platform-drilled wells. The modular, self-contained rig, to be placed on the platform’s main deck, will complete two existing wells and drill three or more new directional wells.
Thereafter, the platform will operate as a wellhead platform, testing and transmitting produced gas via an offshore pipeline to the Cayagzi onshore terminal.
The topsides facilities will support up to six well conductors with well testing and possible future gas compression, four risers and three I-tubes (for a 4.5-in. or larger umbilical) for future subsea tie-ins to the east, west, and south sides and a pipeline of 12.75-in. OD.