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Dana Petroleum’s Western Isles FPSO on route

The Dana-operated Western Isles Project will develop two discovered oil fields called Harris and Barra in the Northern North Sea, 160km east of the Shetlands and 12km west of Tern field. It involves a subsea development of at least five production, and four water injection wells, tied back to a new-build Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO) with oil export using shuttle tankers. Peak production rates are expected to be c. 40,000 boepd.

The FPSO uses Sevan Marine design technology, constructed in China by China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), while the Subsea infrastructure is being completed by Subsea 7.

China’s Cosco Shipyard on Saturday started to ship the FPSO vessel to the North Sea.

Ivan Gutierrez, Managing Director of Oil & Gas Corrosion explains the importance of this milestone

The team at Oil and Gas Corrosion has been involved with Dana Petroleum’s Western Isles Development Project since 2012; our expertise in materials and corrosion has allowed us to collaborate with Dana’s team in key stages of the project”

Oil & Gas Corrosion’s technical input is helping Dana Petroleum to complete the Western Isles Development Project assuring regulatory compliance and integrity of the asset.

To find out how we can help to ensure your next project is planned effectively to consider regulatory compliance, materials and corrosion consultancy — and successful delivery outcomes, or to review a current project to resolve challenges you may be facing, contact Oil & Gas corrosion on +44 (0) 1733 639 007 or email office@oilandgascorrosion.com


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