Managing Existing Fields and Assets

08 May, 2013


Managing Existing Fields and Assets

8 May 2013 Aberdeen Evening Meeting

Chairman Donald Thomson, Schlumberger







The North Sea is often termed a ‘mature’ offshore province. Despite this, activity levels are at an all time high. A significant amount of the present activity is related to managing existing assets to maximise return, extend field life or carry out repairs to aging infrastructure. These talks look at different aspects of managing mature offshore assets.


SUT+ Pre-talk – Developments in Riser Integrity Monitoring

Donald Thomson, Sales Manager, Schlumberger Asset Integrity Management/Framo Engineering

SUT+ Pre–talks are targeted at developing professionals and newcomers to industry, with the aim of providing attendees with additional background subject knowledge to enhance the main SUT presentations which follow.


The Banff Reinstatement Project

Konstantin Nazaruk, Project Engineer, CNR International

During a storm in December 2011, the Petrojarl Banff FPSO, on contract to CNR from TeeKay, lost some of its anchors. The initial operation to stabilise the vessel, and subsequent Banff reinstatement project, to repair the damage caused to the vessel, marine systems and risers has been a fast-track project for CNR and contractors. This talk describes the incident, CNR’s response and the subsequent engineering work to reinstate the Banff FPSO and the field to production.


Beryl Field Redevelopment – A Methodical Approach

Paul Williams, Subsea Projects and Operations Manager, Apache North Sea

Apache have significantly expanded their presence in the North Sea both with new field developments and the purchase of older brown field assets from other operators. This talk explains the approach Apache take in evaluating how to maximise brown field assets using their recent acquisition of the Beryl field as an example.


BP Quad 204 Redevelopment

Andrew Train, Project Director – Offshore Activities, BP

Using the Schiehallion FPSO, BP have been operating the Schiehallion and Loyal fields west of Shetland in blocks 204 and 205 since the late 90’s. In 2008 they announced the redevelopment of the fields to allow access to additional reserves. The project is one of the biggest in the UK sector at present. The talk gave an overview of the project, the new FPSO and the planned changes to the subsea facilities.