MA-D6 field sees first oil

The MA-D6 field in the Bay of Bengal has achieved first oil, says Aker Solutions.

Offshore staff

OSLO -- The MA-D6 field in the Bay of Bengal has achieved first oil, says Aker Solutions.

Aker companies are responsible for the entire MA-D6 field development. Aker Solutions manufactured and delivered a complete subsea production system and managed the installation of the field's subsea equipment. Aker Floating Production converted and delivered the FPSODhirubai 1, while Aker Solutions also delivered process equipment, and a mooring and offloading system to the FPSO.

Both the subsea system and FPSO were delivered in less than 16 months. The entire field development - from its first discovery to production of first oil - happened in the space of less than 30 months, the company says.

"Never has such a complex deepwater project been delivered quicker from a supplier standpoint, and never has a field been developed that quickly", says Raymond Carlsen, executive VP for Aker Solutions. "We are proud to have worked with Reliance Industries on this record breaking, fasttrack project."

09/22/2008

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