Oil & Gas Industry Essar Projects to Complete Installation of Offshore Platforms by March 2012

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Essar is about to complete a major offshore engineering project at the D1 production field off the coast of Mumbai. The project includes EPC works on three automatic production platforms as well as subsea pipelines, the company explained.

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Essar offshore platform - the company just announced the completion of a big offshore engineering project in India. (Picture: Essar)
Essar offshore platform - the company just announced the completion of a big offshore engineering project in India. (Picture: Essar)

Mumbai/India – Essar Projects has today announced the completion of Rs.10,64 million D1 Development Project for ONGC by end-March 2012. The project includes installation of three offshore platforms, laying of subsea pipelines to connect the three platforms to the existing floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) through a Pipeline End Manifold (PLEM). All new platforms, the PLEM and the existing D1 Platform will be connected with a network of subsea rigid and flexible pipelines and composite cables totalling about 14.5 Kms.

Project Completion on Fast Track

Essar Projects is completing this project on a fast-track basis within 24 months for the client. The scope of work included Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation & Commissioning of the three unmanned four-legged fixed Jacket SMART Platforms – D1B, D1C & D1D in water depths of approximately 90 meters, 200 kms off Mumbai.

"Testimony of Offshore Engineering Capabilities"

Commenting on this project, Alwyn Bowden, President & CEO of Essar Projects said,”The D1 Project bears testimony to the engineering and execution capabilities of Essar Projects team in implementing a project of such scale in the Indian offshore environment on a fast-track basis. Our experience and excellent track record in the offshore construction has enabled us to complete this project to international quality standards”

Three Platforms, One Production

D1B platform will receive the 35,000 bopd of crude produced by the D1, D1C and D1D platforms and this will then be transferred for processing to the D1 field FPSO via the PLEM.

Offshore Structures Build in Indonesia

Each platform has two main parts – Jacket and Deck. The Jackets for each of the three platforms were fabricated at the CUEL Yard in LaemChabang, Thailand. And the three Decks were fabricated at the Profab yard in Batam, Indonesia.