Hallin Marine, a Superior Energy Services company, disclosed Thursday that it has completed an urgent project at Bualuang oil field in B8/38 concession off the coast of Thailand following damage to subsea structures. The work centred on the inspection and repair of the mooring and riser system at a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility. The project was managed from Hallin’s SOV Windermere.
An initial third-party ROV (remotely operated vehicle) inspection in partnership with Rubicon Offshore International was commissioned by the client to determine the nature and extent of any damage, Hallin was then tasked to provide saturation diving services for further inspection and to stabilize the installation before conducting repairs. The work entailed the unraveling of flexible risers, control umbilical and mooring wire, the removal and subsequent replacement of the oil production riser assembly and other subsea structures, resulting in a safe and efficient return to production. The project commenced Jan. 6 and production resumed Feb. 13.
“I want to express our gratitude towards everyone involved in this project,” states Andre Vogel, operations director at Rubicon. “It was an excellent achievement in a six week time frame and would not have been possible if we did not have the level of commitment from the entire team during this time.”
“Hallin is particularly proud of the outcome of this challenging project,” says Phil Chamberlain, Hallin‘s director – Service Delivery. “The team worked closely with the client to assess the situation before planning and executing the work safely and effectively. All parties are very pleased with the outcome."
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