New mooring chains for Dana Petroleum’s Triton oil production vessel ensure safe operations into next decade
Dana Petroleum has replaced all nine mooring chains on its oil production vessel Triton – under budget and ahead of schedule.
The project was commissioned to maintain the safety of Dana’s offshore teams and the integrity of the floating, production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO). The replacement will support Triton’s safe operation well into the 2020s and potentially for the remainder of her lifetime.
Nine chains each weighing 150 tonnes were replaced in just 24 days by a team of people from Dana, InterMoor, Subsea 7, Wood Group PSN and Optimus. The work was completed less than a year after project approval.
Triton also successfully extracted her 200 millionth barrel from the North Sea last week.
The chains were manufactured by Vicinay in Bilbao, Spain before being transported to the North Sea. Three specialist vessels were involved in the work which replaced all nine chains on a like for like basis.
Paul Griffin, UK Managing Director, said: “The project was delivered safely, under budget and ahead of schedule in a compressed timescale. This positive news highlights Dana’s leadership capability in the complex execution and organisation of the project while collaborating with key suppliers.”
Joint venture partners in the Triton FPSO are Dana (51.966%), Shell UK (26.42%), Esso Exploration and Production UK Limited (20%) and Endeavour (1.614%).
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