Positioning First West African TLP - 11/11/2003


Fugro Survey BV is to undertake the crucial positioning work to install West Africa’s first Tension Leg Platform (TLP) on the Kizomba-A oilfield off Angola. The platform has to be positioned with an accuracy of less than a metre in water depths of 1180m. The contract was awarded to Fugro by Heerema Marine Contractors, which will install the TLP for the field operators. The TLP will be transported from Holland and installed at Kizomba using the float-over method to connect to pre-installed piles and tendons. When the TLP has been installed it will form part of the overall production scenario for the Kizomba-A project, which will see a combination of the TLP with its surface wellheads and subsea wells tied back to the world’s largest FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel. The latter has a 2.2 million-barrel storage capacity. The nearby Kizomba-B development will essentially duplicate that of Kizomba-A.

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