Damen delivers refurbished FPSO Petrojarl 1
The self-propelled FPSO spent 14 months in Dock number 8 (300 x 50 metres) undergoing refurbishment of its marine systems, underwater hull, seawater system, crane booms, heating coils in the cargo tanks and specialised steelworks in the upper and lower turret areas.
Simultaneously, new designed high quality, prefabricated equipment skids containing heating, cooling, separation, compression, boilers, centrifuges as well as a new E-house with electrical equipment were placed on board.
Interconnecting piping and cabling was subsequently installed to complete the topsides and connect it to the remaining facilities.
According to Damen, the project involved more than 450,000 engineering hours and more than 50% of the process equipment was removed and replaced by new and additional equipment.
Teekay had operated the Petrojarl 1 for 28 years in the North Sea, but it is now destined for the Atlanta field offshore Brazil.
Located in block BS-4 in the Santos basin, Atlanta is a post-salt oil field, 185 kilometres (115 miles) offshore Rio de Janeiro in a water depth of 1,500 metres (4,921 feet). First oil is expected in the first quarter of 2018.
Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção SA is the operator of the block with a 30% ownership along with consortium members OGX Petróleo e Gás SA (40%) and Barra Energia do Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda (30%).