Prior to its assignment on Xijiang, the Munin was producing oil from China's Lufeng field, operated by Statoil Orient Inc. in partnership with CNOOC. Munin left the Lufeng field under its own propulsion power to undergo modifications and maintenance in Singapore arriving at Sembawang shipyard in early August.
Bluewater's scope of supply included:
After modifications were completed the Munin sailed to the Xijiang field for hookup to the field's existing fluid transfer equipment. The Munin will produce on the field while the Xijiang FPSO undergoes scheduled dry-docking and maintenance services. The Munin is scheduled to return to the Lufeng Field early in the 2nd quarter of 2005 for a minimum fixed period of three years.
"It was rewarding to offer such an innovative solution as well as providing a possibility to continue production while the primary FPSO is in drydock for repair. "Munin's processing capacity will be fully utilized and thereby causing minimal interruption to the field's oil delivery potential throughout the utilization period" stated Jesse van de Korput, Vice President, Floating Production, Bluewater Energy Services B.V.
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