|Categories:||Offshore Production Facilities Offshore Field Development (Drilling-Subsea)|
|Type:||Oil Field FSO - Floating Storage and Offloading Jackets|
|Updated:||24 Jan 2013|
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The Mariner Field is located on the East Shetland Platform of the UK North Sea approximately 150km east of the Shetland Isles. The Mariner oil field development entails investments of more than USD 7 billion and is the largest new offshore development in the UK in more than a decade and is expected to start production in 2017. The field is estimated to produce for 30 years, with average production of around 55,000 barrels of oil per day over the plateau period from 2017 to 2020.
The Mariner Field consists of two shallow reservoirs, the Maureen Formation and the Heimdal Sandstones of the Lista Formation, with nearly 2 billion barrels of oil in place and expected reserves of more than 250 million barrels of oil . Both formations yield heavy oil of around 12 to 14 API.
The field will be developed with a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform, based on a steel jacket, with 50 active well slots, and a floating storage unit (FSU) of 850,000 bbls capacity. In addition a jack-up rig will be used for the first 4 - 5 years.
Due to the low well flow rates and early water break-through there is a need for many wells and a process designed to handle large liquid rates and oil-water emulsions. All production wells will have stand-alone sand screens and electric submersible pumps (ESPs) for lifting.
Engineering and Construction
Aker Solutions London office provided a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for the topsides.
Dragados Offshore S.A. was awarded an EPC Contract for the steel jacket in cooperation with UK-based SNC Lavalin Ltd. with the detailed engineering.
The contract award for the topside has been awarded to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) with UK-based CB&I og Rig Design Services (RDS) as engineering subcontractors.
A contract for heavy lift operations was awarded to Saipem in the UK. The contract for a floating storage unit (FSU) and a drilling rig (cat J) will be awarded in Q2 2013. Invitation to tender for contracts on risers, pipelines, umbilicals, flowlines, power cables and marine operations will be issued in December with planned contract awards in Q2 2013.
Ownership and Operations
Statoil (61.1%) and operator, partners JX Nippon Exploration and Production (U.K.) Ltd(28.89%) and Alba Resources Limited (6%). Alba Resources Limited are a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC.
Mariner Project News
Statoil has started the build-up of its Aberdeen operating organisation and reported today at SPE Offshore Europe 2013 that the company and its partners are on track with the Mariner field development project.
Aker Solutions won a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to deliver a drilling equipment package for the production platform at the Mariner oilfield in the UK North Sea.
Subsea 7 S.A. (Oslo Børs: SUBC) today announced the award of a contract valued at approximately US$170 million from Statoil for the Mariner field, located in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Noble Receives Contract Award For New Ultra-High Specification Jackup To Be Constructed For Mariner Project
Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company has been awarded a drilling contract by Statoil for a newbuild ultra-high specification jackup for use in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea. The initial contract is for four years and is anticipated to commence during the third quarter of 2016.
Statoil has awarded the contract for drilling services on the Mariner platform on the UK continental shelf to UK based Odfjell Drilling.
The UK government's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today announced their approval of the field development plan put forward by Statoil and its co-venturers for the Mariner heavy oil field.
CB&I (NYSE: CBI) announced today that it has been awarded a project valued in excess of US$250 million by Daewoo Ship building & Marine Engineering Co, Ltd. (DSME). This is a fourth quarter 2012 award.
Statoil has made the investment decision to develop the Mariner oil field development in the UK North Sea. The project entails investments of more than USD 7 billion and is the largest new offshore development in the UK in more than a decade.
Aker Solutions aims to build up a 1 700-strong London engineering hub - thereby creating 1 300 new jobs - by 2015, as growth in global oil and gas markets drives demand for the company's technologies and services.
Norwegian energy giant Statoil ASA remains on track with its plan to invest GBP6 billion in the Mariner and Bressay heavy oil projects in the U.K. North Sea following the U.K. government reversed its decision on tax incentives for companies developing marginal fields.
The concept chosen for the Mariner heavy oil project on the UK continental shelf includes a production, drilling and quarter (PDQ) platform based on a steel jacket, with a floating storage unit (FSU).
Norwegian oil and gas firm Statoil ASA has postponed more than $10 billion of investments in the U.K. following a recent tax hike on oil production.