China: Oilfield Development Cooec-Fluor Completes Timely Fabrication Work for Huizhou Oilfield
The modules were safely transported to the site and on schedule with the assistance of skilled workers in the project team. The platform is expected to continue to produce oil until after 2030.
Texas/USA – Fluor Corporation has recently announced that its joint venture Cooec-Fluor Heavy Industries (Cooec-Fluor) fabrication yard has safely completed fabrication of the topsides, living quarters and drilling modules for the Cnooc HZ32-5/33-1 Oilfield Joint Development Project. The modules sailed away on schedule in July, destined for the Huizhou 32-5 oilfield development approximately 105 miles southeast of Hong Kong in the Pearl River Mouth basin of the South China Sea.
The fabrication yard delivered to the aggressive schedule and fabricated the 4,000-tonne, 4-deck topsides in less than 12 months with no follow-on work. Safety, a core value of the Cooec-Fluor yard, was at the forefront of all activities and the team achieved 1.5 million work hours without a lost-time incident.
The project team optimised the fabrication methods and onshore commissioning scope, which minimised the schedule-intensive offshore installation requirements to maintain schedule. The platform is expected to continue to produce oil until after 2030.