Shell to Remove Vessel from Draugen Field
Norske Shell has been granted consent to remove the dedicated standby vessel on the Draugen field.
The Draugen field is located in the Norwegian Sea at a water depth of 820 feet (250 meters). The field was discovered in 1984 and recovery started in October 1993.
An updated impact assessment was carried out in 2010 regarding removal of the dedicated standby vessel. This showed that it was possible to remove the vessel and still satisfy the performance requirements for emergency preparedness.
This presumes that a few upgrades are performed and that parts of the activities on the Draugen field are adapted to the situation without a standby vessel.
The most important upgrade is that Draugen will be outfitted with a new MOB boat with a redundant engine, among other things.
Operates 29 Offshore Rigs
- UK Firm Intertek Says Employee Involved in Shell Oil Theft Case (Jan 17)
- Shell Looks Beyond Road Fuels to Secure Future of Refining (Nov 06)
- API Panel Member: Voluntary Methane Program Forthcoming (Oct 06)
Company: Petroleum Safety Authority Norway more info
- Watchdog: Cost Cuts Appear To Harm Norway Oil Industry Safety (Feb 20)
- Norway To Investigate Oil Industry Safety After Accidents Rise (Nov 29)
- PSA Asks Statoil Whether Recent Incidents Related To Cost Cutting (Oct 26)