Lightweight tripod platform in place offshore Dubai
Dubai Petroleum has completed installation of an ultra-lightweight conductor-supported tripod platform offshore Dubai.
The T-02 platform, designed by 2H Offshore, has been installed on theFateh field in 50 m (164 ft) water depth. It comprises a minimal topside and subsea structure, and will be used to host an exploration well during an upcoming drilling/well test campaign.
2H Offshore says it investigated a range of development options to facilitate the exploration well before determining that the conductor-supported tripod was the best and most economic solution.
It is designed for installation from a jackup drilling rig, allowing drilling to start directly after installation. 2H Offshore performed structural design of the subsea template, conductors and topside brace structure while liaising with Dubai Petroleum on the access platform and other structural details.
“We…developed a solution that considered the in-service functional requirements as well as the installation constraints,” said Graham Nicholson, 2H lead engineer.