Case Studies

Premier Oil & Aker Solutions Subsea Tank Preparation


Ocean Kinetics was invited to tender for a contract by Premier Oil and its main contractor Aker Solutions to prepare a 10,000 tonne subsea oil storage tank for submersion in the Solan oil eld.


Ocean Kinetics’ highly trained engineers implemented remedial and preparatory works on the subsea storage tank and also removed the sea fastenings. Delivered to Lerwick Harbour by the Chinese Ocean Shipping Company’s lift vessel Xiang Yun Kou, the Ocean Kinetics team assisted in the operation to oat o the tank in Breiwick after the preparation was complete.


Optimising on a combination of quality credentials and skilled personnel Ocean Kinetics was able to successfully complete the contract on time and to a high standard.

Working alongside several Shetland companies, the project concluded with the installation of the subsea storage tank onto the seabed, 134 metres below the surface.

Bob Sinclair of Robert Sinclair Marine Consultants praised Ocean Kinetics stating: “I cannot speak too highly of the standards of seamanship shown.”

Premier Oil & Aker Solutions Subsea Tank Preparation