Claxton played a key role in the success of a new development in the UK North Sea in water depths of approximately 90 meters. This development includes a floating production, storage and offloading vessel, which was specially modified to meet the field’s requirements; six wells; and a 12-km gas export pipeline connected to the BP Central Area Transmission System pipeline to enable gas export to the UK. The production facilities will have a production capacity of about 30,000 bbl/d of oil.
Chosen for its expertise in designing and providing product and service solutions under extreme time pressures, Claxton once again delivered the project contribution against the tight deadline. Darren Bowyer, Product Leader: Risers at Claxton, says: “Sometimes, clients find it difficult to predict exactly when they will need a particular piece of equipment. Rig schedules can be very fluid and many factors influence the management of drilling teams. As a result, clients often give us short notice of their riser needs. For example, in April we started work on a riser system that had to be ready for client operations in November, but this is about half the time it normally takes to construct a riser of this kind.