Chevron Awards Angola Platform Contract

Chevron Awards Angola Platform Contract
This photo shows one of Aquaterra's Sea Swift conductor supported platforms. PHOTO SOURCE: Aquaterra Energy

Chevron subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. (CABGOC) has awarded Aquaterra Energy a contract to design and support installation of a conductor supported platform (CSP) platform offshore Angola, Aquaterra reported Tuesday.

In a written statement emailed to Rigzone, Aquaterra noted that it will deploy its proprietary “Sea Swift” modular CSP in the Lifua-A field in 197 feet (60 meters) of water.

“CSPs are sometimes misunderstood and can often be overlooked for more traditionally jacketed platforms,” commented Stewart Maxwell, Aquaterra technical director. “However, CSPs like Sea Swift can be installed by jack-up, so that operators can take advantage of the infrastructure they have available in the field, without the need to mobilize other assets – saving valuable time and resources.”

Aquaterra stated that its Sea Swift minimum-facility platform is designed to yield rapid returns in shallow waters. The company explained that the platform minimizes build and implementation times by using well conductors as the structural support for the topside. It added that it will manage the entire CABGOC project scope via its in-house engineering and project management teams. Moreover, Aquaterra plans to fabricate the platform locally in Cabinda, Angola, employing Angolan fabrication and installation support personnel.

“This will be our fifth Sea Swift platform in West Africa and highlights the growing importance of flexible platform fabrication that can not only help local content rules but also reduce environmental impact via innovative installation options,” concluded Maxwell.

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