Spar platforms are a relatively new floating platform alternative, which can support drilling, production, and storage operations.
Our Risk Management team was involved in the design of the first spar platform to be located in Norway – the Aasta Hansteen spar FPSO – and has just been awarded a contract to carry out the design risk assessment of another spar platform for a Malaysian client.
Technip Energies Malaysia has chosen a spar to develop the Linnorm gas field offshore Norway. Our team has been commissioned to help Technip Energies Malaysia and the end client – Shell Norway – ensure the facility is designed safely, through conducting risk assessment studies and providing engineering input.
We will work closely with the client team to ensure the design meets strict regulatory requirements, project specifications and functional requirements. The project will be carried out according to Norwegian regulations.
Dr Nalini Suparamaniam-Kallerdahl, Head of Human, Organization and Technical Safety, and Lead for RMC operations in Middle East, India and Malaysia said: “This will be a really interesting project for us with a key client with whom we have built up a great relationship and one we would like to build on further. The tender team, coordinated by Department Manager Kristina Drage-Arianson played a key role in helping secure the contract, under the guidance of VP Risk Management, Robert Nyiredy.
“Our role will involve working diligently on critical elements and addressing functional requirements in pragmatic ways. As a result of this work, we offer our clients input to fulfil their objectives with the engineering design of the spar platform. After all, our clients trust us to help them develop safe conditions for future operations, and we do this with our passion in keeping our people and the environment safe, only achieved through good partnerships. This is complemented by our competent and talented consulting team – their commitment and approach are a key element in the work we do.”
Technical lead on the project is Dr Joar Dalheim, who oversaw the Aasta Hansteen project, and Danial Khan will also be our local project manager in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The spar, which will be unmanned, will process the gas and condensate from the Linnorm field. The condensate will be separated from the gas before being stored in the spar hull, which will have capacity for 150,000 barrels.
It is hoped the current scope will be extended, with additional offerings currently being discussed with the client.