Re-connection of Galoc field mooring, riser system to resume

Re-instatement of the Galoc field’s mooring and riser system (M&RS) is set to continue following a weather-related disconnection in late June.

Offshore staff

PERTH-- Re-instatement of the Galoc field’s mooring and riser system (M&RS) is set to continue following a weather-related disconnection in late June.

The M&RS was re-orientated and connected to the FPSO in mid-July, but progress was interrupted due to weather conditions, says operator Galoc Production Co. While waiting for suitable conditions, the FPSO was disconnected and the M&RS set on the seabed.

Conditions in the field have improved and, with an acceptable forecast for the coming days, the company is making preparations to resume activities in the field. The first operation is for the FPSO to reconnect to the M&RS. The construction vessel Rubicon Maverick will change out of the deformed riser section. Once repairs are completed, the riser element of the M&RS will be reconnected to the FPSO and the full system will be function tested prior to resuming production operations. The remaining tasks are expected to take 1-2 weeks, subject to any further weather interruptions.

08/10/2009

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