Crondall to assess Cambo FPSO options
Siccar Point Energy has awarded Crondall Energy a frame agreement to support studies for the Cambo oil field west of Shetland.
This will initially involve identification and evaluation of FPSO options for the development and pre-front-end engineering design (pre-FEED) technical assurance of the subsea design.
Crondall will look at newbuild FPSO options and redeployments or conversions of existing vessels.
It will examine the suitability of the various options for the west of Shetland environment, and compliance and suitability for operations on the UK continental shelf (UKCS).
The subsea scope involves peer review and peer assist activities on the pre-FEED subsea design, including flow assurance and operability reviews.
At present Crondall is assisting Hurricane Energy’s Lancaster field project in the same region, supporting delivery of theFPSOAoku Mizu which left Drydocks World in Dubai earlier this week, and which will be used for the early production system.
Cambo is 125 km (77.7 mi) northwest of the Shetland Islands, 30 km (18.6 mi) southwest of thedeepwater Rosebank field and 50 km (31 mi) north of BP’s Schiehallion field.
It was discovered by Hess in 2002: five wells have been drilled on the structure. Siccar Point operates, in partnership with Shell UK.
A recentwell test on the field delivered better than anticipated results, and this well (suspended) will also be incorporated into the field development plan.
Crondall Energy will manage the FPSO evaluation from its Winchester and London offices in England, with subsea engineering handled from the company’s Aberdeen office.