The ConocoPhillips Katy Platform sailed from SLP Engineering’s Lowestoft facilities on this morning’s tide - on time, complete, within budget and with an impeccable safety performance!
The EPC contract was awarded to SLP Engineering Ltd by ConocoPhillips in May 2011, the Katy Platform represents the 10th platform designed, built and supplied to ConocoPhillips by SLP based on the SeaHarvester / SeaPony “Minimal Facilities Platform” design. It is the 18th delivered to the Oil & Gas Industry to date.
The design has been developed by SLP under licence from SeaHorse Platform Partners based in Houston with whom SLP has enjoyed a long and successful relationship.
The Katy Platform will be installed off the coast of East Anglia in 27m water depth and will tie in to the Murdoch Complex via the Kelvin Platform supplied by SLP in 2007. The topside design addresses specific processing requirements, multi-phase metering as well as the functional requirements to maintain gas production safely and efficiently.
The topside weight was recorded as 373 tonnes, the jacket 472 tonnes with approximately 300 tonnes of piles. The project has sustained approximately 150 jobs through this period and will continue to provide employment with the support of the off-shore activities.