Lloyd’s completes safety review of Vette FPSO
Lloyd’s Register Consulting has completed a safety work packages for Aibel on the Vette front-end engineering and design contract for the Sevan-type cylindrical FPSO.
The safety contracts provided by Lloyd’s Register Consulting for Aibel cover quantitative risk assessments, human factors, LOPA (layers of protection analysis), SIL (functional safety), emergency preparedness, additional computational fluid dynamic studies, and flare studies using simulators to assess the flow dynamics of oil, gas and water in pipes and process equipment.
The FPSO will be owned and operated by Teekay Petrojarl and leased to Premier Oil Norway for use on the Vette (previously known as “Bream”) field in the Norwegian North Sea.
Vette is an oil field located 55 km (34 mi) northwest of the Yme field. The field was awarded to Premier and partners in the 2006 APA licensing round, having originally been discovered in the 1970s. The discovery was successfully appraised during 2009.
Premier is operator of the field with 50% interest in the Vette project with Kufpec Norge holding 30% and Tullow Oil Norge having 20% equity.
Production start-up is estimated for 2019.