COOEC-Fluor is assembling two offshore modules for CNOOC’s Dongfang (DF) 13-2 Gas Fields Development project. The modules include a new central platform and one wellhead platform, with a total tonnage of 19,100 metric tons.
The two platforms will make up a new offshore oil and gas production platform located in the western South China Sea, 132 kilometers west of Dongfang City in China’s Hainan province.
CNOOC is the largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas in China and is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration companies in the world. This project will support further natural gas development in the South China Sea.
CNOOC’s DF 13-2 gas fields are a high-temperature and high-pressure natural gas reservoir, encompassing one central platform and two wellhead platforms, with 30 producing wells. Once in operation, the facility is expected to produce 43,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day at peak.
COOEC-Fluor is responsible for assembly, loadout and commissioning of the central platform and one wellhead platform for the DF 13-2 Gas Fields Development project. The project involves the installation of sophisticated equipment including turbines and compressors. COOEC-Fluor has worked closely with CNOOC to carefully install the equipment and commission the modules.
The team has optimized the schedule and workforce levels to mitigate procurement challenges and deliver the project in a capital efficient manner. With more than 2,000 people assembling the project at peak, the team has maintained an excellent safety record with extremely high quality and low weld reject rates. The project is on budget and on schedule.
COOEC-Fluor is assembling, loading out and commissioning a new central platform and new wellhead platform for CNOOC’s DF 13-2 Gas Fields Development project.
The wellhead platform was loaded out from the COOEC-Fluor yard and delivered to its final location in the western South China Sea in October 2018. Assembly of the central equipment platform is expected to complete in 2019.