Oil demand s
Global oil demand to continue to grow until 2040
 
OMV Petrom’s investments to boost the hydrocarbons production
  • Vasile Mogos

    CDI Oilfield Services, a leading supplier of downhole equipment for Romania and the regional markets, is celebrating this year its tenth anniversary - 10 years of Continuous Downhole Innovation. We take ... Read More
  • Spencer Coca

    Mazarine Energy to invest up to USD 500 million in Romania over the next years.Spencer Coca is Country Manager at Mazarine Energy Romania srl, subsidiary of Dutch company Mazarine Energy BV. ... Read More
  • Iulian-Robert Tudorache

    Iulian-Robert Tudorache – State Secretary within the Ministry of Energy, coordinator of the oil and gas sector, has recently led Romania’s official delegation to the World Petroleum ... Read More
  • Gerd Bommer

    According to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Austria is one of the main trading partners and the second biggest foreign investor in Romania ... Read More
  • Alexandru Vidu

    The Bureau Veritas Group, world leader in certification of various management systems, with offices in more than 140 countries and more than 100,000 certificates issued ... Read More
  • Ionut Purica

    What advantages does Romania have within the European Union, what country risks exist? What major challenges ... Read More
  • Alexandra Damascan Armegioiu

    Serinus Energy, the Canadian-based Company that owns Winstar Satu Mare, has recently revealed plans to invest in the ... Read More
  • Torgeir Olsen

    Odfjell Well Services (OWS) is a leading international company with long history and rich experience, providing world-class petroleum services ... Read More
  • EUGENIA GUSILOV

    Romania Energy Center (ROEC) is Romania’s first independent English language energy studies think tank. ROEC connects three epistemic ... Read More
  • Liviu Ilasi

    This year, the crude oil and derivatives carrier via pipelines and by rail tanks marked 115 years of existence of the crude oil transport via pipelines ... Read More
  • Alberto Collamati

    Weatherford International, one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and ... Read More
  • Virgil Metea

    In the agitated context of the European energy market reconfiguration and the low natural gas prices, we talked with Mr. Virgil Metea ... Read More
  • Mariana Gheorghe

    Mrs. Mariana Gheorghe is for 10 years the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Executive Board of the largest oil and gas company ... Read More
  • John L. Knapp

    ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania Limited currently chairs the Romanian Black Sea Titleholders Association (RBSTA), through its representative ... Read More
  • Karl Leidenfrost

    For PPS Pipeline Systems, part of Austrian Habau Group, 2000 marks the beginning of its activity in Romania. How everything started on the domestic market, what are the main ... Read More
  • Iulian Iancu

    Building up the Energy Union is one of the priorities on the European agenda and Romania, as a Member State, has made several commitments to support the set of measures taken by ... Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16

Odfjell Drilling secures more platform drilling work

 

Odfjell Drilling has been awarded a platform drilling contract with EnQuest for drilling and maintenance on the Magnus platform on the UK continental shelf. The contract includes three firm wells plus two optional wells, and is expected to commence November 1st 2017.
EnQuest recently bought 25% of Magnus from BP and became the operator of the field. Odfjell Drilling also performed platform drilling services whilst the platform was operated by BP.
The Magnus Oilfield was discovered in March 1974 in acreage licensed to BP in the 4th licensing round. Oil was found 2,709 metres below the seabed in a water depth of 186 metres. The discovery by the semi-submersible drilling rig Sedco 703 was made in the younger sands of the Upper Jurassic. The field was named after the Viking saint of Orkney - Magnus.
Magnus is the UK’s most northerly field, located 160 kilometres NE of the Shetland Islands, mainly in Block 211/12a. The reservoir is estimated to contain 1.54 billion barrels of oil, of which 869 million (56%) are recoverable.
The water depth and hostile environment of the Northern North Sea put severe constraints on the development of the field. The development plan set out the following system:

  • A single central combined drilling and production platform of conventional steel structure.
  • Seven subsea producing wells, capable of being converted to water injection, each with a remotely-controlled wellhead, and connected to the platform by a buried control umbilical and flow line.
  • A 24-inch crude oil pipeline from the Magnus field to the Ninian Central platform
  • Subsequently it was decided that gas from Magnus, together with gas from the Thistle and Murchison fields, would be piped ashore using a joint pipeline linked to the Shell/Esso Far North Liquid and Associated Gas System (FLAGS), which runs to St Fergus in Aberdeenshire.
  • The Magnus jacket is the largest single piece steel structure yet to be designed and constructed for the North Sea. The main contract for the design, construction and installation of the jacket was awarded to John Brown Offshore. Fabrication began in 1980 in dry dock at Highland Fabricators' yard at Nigg Bay in the Cromarty Firth.
  • By mid-1982 the jacket had been anchored to the seabed by means of piles, and the topsides modules lifted into place.
  • Between May and June of 1982, the 91 kilometres main oil export pipeline to Ninian Central was laid.
  • The 20-inch, 79 kilometres Northern Leg Gas Pipeline running from Magnus to Brent A was also laid in 1982.

Oil from the Magnus reservoir is recovered by 14 deviated platform wells. The produced oil flows to collector manifolds and is processed through two identical production trains.
In each train the oil passes through two separation stages at decreasing pressures to the main oil line booster pumps. Oil from the two trains is then combined, metered and exported to the Sullom Voe Terminal. Gas separated from the oil is cooled and compressed to recover valuable gas liquids. The gas is then dried, compressed and exported via the FLAGS line to St Fergus. Some of the processed gas is also used to power the platform. Produced water is cleaned and discharged to the sea.

Share this post

Submit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn
  • All
  • Analysis
  • Interview
  • Natural Gas
  • Oil
  • Oil & Gas
  • Default
  • Title
  • Date
  • Random
load more hold SHIFT key to load all load all