The agreement calls for CSOI to design, supply and install the subsea facilities at Sable, including all production risers and umbilicals, in-field flow lines and associated equipment. In addition to these subsea facilities, CSOI will install Bluewater's 3-bundle mooring system, comprising of nine (chain-wire) mooring legs and anchor piles. CSOI will also mobilize, install and hook up Bluewater's Glas Dowr Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel in about 100 meters of water at a location about 150 km southwest of Mossel Bay.
In June, Sable field Operator, Soekor E & P (Pty) Ltd. of Parow, South Africa, and partners Pioneer Natural Resources South Africa (Pty) Limited and Petroleum Limited awarded Bluewater a contract to provide and operate production facilities for the field.
Plans call for Sable to be developed with four production wells, one water-injection well and one gas-injection well. Production is to commence by yearend 2002.
Bluewater (UK) Ltd., a member of the Bluewater Group of Companies, has built a technological lead specialising in lease and operation of tanker-based Production and Storage systems, and has become a leading provider of innovative Single Point Mooring systems.
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