Finance & Investing
News Services
Newsletters
Get free industry updates via email.
Daily News
Weekly News
Equipment Updates
Weekly Job Register
Monthly Event Guide
Our privacy
pledge.


advertisement

Swiber Performs First Floatover Operation in India

change text size

Swiber Holdings disclosed late Wednesday the successful completion of its first floatover operation with the B-193 Field Development project in India for the country's national oil company, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. 

The extensive scope of work for this project involved floatover installation of a 13,000 metric tonnes process platform and an 8,000 metric tonnes living quarter platform, as well as installation of bridges and flares. Fabrication of the topsides, jackets and other structures was undertaken by a consortium partner at their yard in Malaysia.

With topside weights increasingly exceeding floating crane lifting capacities, floatover installation has emerged as a reliable and cost-effective alternative. Swiber utilized its derrick pipelay barge, Swiber PJW3000, along with two of its floatover barges, Holmen Atlantic and Holmen Pacific, supported by several other support vessels for this project, located at offshore Mumbai in India.

"The successful execution and completion of B-193, which marks the first time that any company has used floatover methods for offshore field development in India, is a testament to Swiber's excellent engineering capabilities and asset strength. It is noteworthy that for a project of this size and complexity, we have been able to use most of our in-house assets fully. We remain committed to delivering quality services that epitomises world-class excellence, safety, innovation and value for our global customers," Swiber's Executive Chairman Raymond Goh, said in a statement. 

"ONGC joins Swiber in celebrating the success of the first-of-its-kind floatover installation in offshore Indian waters for the B-193 Field Development Project. This is a noteworthy milestone for offshore exploration and development, as it is the first time that floatover installation methods have been used in India," ONGC's Chairman and Managing Director Shri Sudhir Vasudeva, noted in a statement. 

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post a Comment Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.


Most Popular Articles
From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Electronics Development Engineer
Expertise: Process Control
Location: Cambridgeshire
 
Field Manager
Expertise: Electrician, Facilities Manager, Maintenance Technician
Location: Midland, TX
 
Senior Site Services Administrator
Expertise: Process Control
Location: Northern Alberta
 
search for more jobs