The Goliat FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) will soon depart Hyundai Heavy Industries and head southbound along the coast of eastern Asia aboard the type 0 heavy lift vessel Dockwise Vanguard. The vessel will be enroute to the northern tip of Norway, via the Cape of Good Hope, a trip that is expected to take about two months.
ENI Norge, the operator of the vessel, notes this Sevan Marine-designed production facility will be installed at the Goliat field, the world’s northernmost offshore oil field and the first oil field to come into production in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.
Following arrival in Hammerfest in mid-April, the Goliat FPSO will be towed out to the field where tie-in operations and preparations for production will take place during the summer.
The platform will be supplied with electrical power from the mainland using the longest submarine cable of its type in the world. The field is planned to come onstream in the middle of this year.
Facts about the Goliat FPSO:
- 107 meters in diameter (at process deck level)
- Production capacity: 100,000 barrels of oil per day
- Storage capacity: 1 million barrels
- Cabin capacity: 120 persons
- Lifeboat capacity: 240 persons
- No. of anchor lines: 14
- No. of wells: 22 (11 producers, 9 water injectors and 2 gas injectors)
All images courtesy ENI Norge