DBSCs will be supplied to the Maersk Oil UK-operated Culzean field of the North Sea (photo: FES International)
FES International, a global producer of fluid transfer solutions, has been awarded a major contract from National Oilwell Varco (NOV) to supply equipment to be used in the Maersk Oil UK-operated Culzean field of the North Sea.
The project includes the design, manufacture and supply of the following automatic Diverless Bend Stiffener Connectors (DBSC):
- 6-off 34-inch Females
- 2-off 4-inch Males + sleeves
- 2-off 6-inch Males
The Culzean field, which is one of the largest recent gas discoveries in the North Sea, is a high-pressure / high-temperature gas field, located around 145 miles east of Aberdeen at a water depth of 90 metres.
The FES DBSC technology is the world’s leading technology for this application, with over 370 connectors successfully installed around the world, in both shallow and deep water applications.
Ian Latimer, technical director at FES International, says, “This project was particularly challenging in terms of delivery times and cost parameters, however our well established relationships within our supply chain and our streamlined internal processes mean we have been able to deliver on time and on budget for NOV.”
“From design stage through to completion, we support our customers throughout and maintain a flexible approach at all times. With NOV and Maersk Oil we have a long-standing working relationship based on mutual trust, where both companies have faith in our ability to supply equipment of the highest quality, and FES has faith in NOV and Maersk Oil to work proactively with us to ensure we have the information and feedback we needed to meet the brief,” adds Latimer.