Houston-based Dril-Quip installed another subsea tree, with a 299-foot depth, in the UK part of the North Sea at Premier Oil’s Catcher development. Since the acquisition of the contract in 2014, they have been manufacturing needs for Premier Oil’s projects.
The deal involved subsea wellhead systems, production trees, injection trees, the controls equipment and other equipment for installation. In addition to this contract, it provided installation workover control systems (IWOCS) and completion riser used in the installation of the production system.
The first four trees contained two production and two injection systems, filling a 2×2 template. They’re enclosed and waiting on installation of a manifold that will allow the first wellhead systems to be operable online.
Premier Oil leads with a 50 percent interest in the Catcher project, while others do not compare to half the interest. Catcher is said to begin production in the second half of 2017. Despite delays, the delivery is set with the sail-date for 2017.
The company also stated that the FPSO delivery for the project is ‘on track’ with the sail-away date of the FPSO from Singapore for a 2017 field start up still on track, despite reported delays in 2015.
Article written by HEI contributor Marcela Abarca.