Case Study:

Premier Oil & Aker Solutions Subsea Tank Preparation

LocationSolan Oil Field
ClientsPremier Oil
MissionTo prepare a 10,000 tonne subsea oil storage tank for submersion in the Solan oil field

The Brief

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 field.

Key Stats

  • 10000

    tonne subsea oil storage tank

  • 134m

    Ocean depth to seabed.

The Solution

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 float the tank in Breiwick after the preparation was complete.

The Results

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.

“I cannot speak highly enough of the standards of seamanship shown”
Bob Sinclair of Robert Sinclair Marine Consultants,
 

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