Bergesen Acquires Whakaaropai FPSO
Bergesen Worldwide Offshore has acquired a new FPSO. The Whakaaropai, a suezmax-sized vessel of 142,000 dwt is currently operating on the Maui B oil field off New Zealand for Shell Todd Oil Services Ltd. She was built in 1976 and converted in 1995/96.First oil was in October 1996 and the vessel will be decommissioned in 2006 due to field depletions.
The vessel has a storage of 1 million barrels, an oil-processing facility of 31,000 b/d and water processing of 14,000 b/d. The FPSO is also capable of processing 27 mmscf/d of gas and is fitted with a SOFEC external turret. The many technical features makes the FPSO suitable for small, marginal fields.
The vessel will be owned 50/50 with Arne Blystad, and will
become a part of the Bergesen Worldwide Offshore fleet from first
quarter of 2006. The FPSO will be renamed the BW Endeavour.
Operates 30 Offshore Rigs
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