IRVING, Texas -- Production has begun from Platform B, part of Peng Lai (PL) 19-3 blocks' Phase 2 project in China's Bohai Bay. Platforms D and E are expected to come online this year.
The second phase of PL, carried out simultaneously with the first, includes a 190,000 b/d- FPSO and five fixed production platforms tied to a central fixed riser and utility platform.
Thirty-six mi (58 km) of subsea pipeline were installed to interconnect these facilities. Fluor designed the flowlines so that early production could be routed to the existing FPSO. After the new FPSO is on site, the flowlines will be reconnected for permanent installation.
The first phase of the project involved the basic design package for an early production facility which consisted of a new fixed production platform tied to a newly modified and refurbished FPSO.
Fluor has provided engineering services throughout the project, which includes conceptual engineering, front-end engineering and design (FEED), and detailed engineering. Fluor has also provided procurement services for three wellhead platforms and construction support in fabrication yards in Shanghai, Tanggu and Singapore.
Engineering and procurement were performed from Fluor's global execution centers in Houston, Shanghai, and Manila.