Photos: Aasta Hansteen Spar Tow-Away from Stord, Norway

Five tugs with a combined 150,000 horsepower have started the 500 nautical mile tow-out of the giant Aasta Hansteen spar platform from Stord, Norway to the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea. Located in approximately 1,300 meters of water and 300 km from land, the Aasta Hansteen gas field is being developed with a Spar FPSO platform that will be the first on the … [Read more...]

WATCH: Aasta Hansteen Substructure Heavy Lift

The Aasta Hansteen spar is designed by Technip-USA and is currently being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. The facility will be the first spar installation on the Norwegian continental shelf, consisting of a vertical column moored to the seabed in water depths of 1,300 meters. First production at the Aasta Hansteen field is scheduled for Q3 … [Read more...]

WATCH: Heidelberg Spar Upended in Gulf of Mexico

Anadarko's Heidelberg Spar has made the 400 mile trip from Ingleside, Texas to its new home at the Green Canyon 859 block in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, where it has now been upended. The Heidelberg is an exact replica of Anadarko's Lucius facility, which began production in January 2015 in the Gulf of Mexico's Keathley Canyon area. The two facilities are Anadarko's … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Heidelberg Spar Construction in Freezing Cold Finland

Work is progressing on Anadarko's Heidelberg spar at Technip's fabrication yard in Pori, Finland. Heidelberg is Anadarko's second spar in a "design one, build two" series that began with the Lucius spar, which is now on location in the Gulf of Mexico. Replicating Lucius, the Heidelberg spar will have a capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil per day. RELATED: Lucius’ Topsides … [Read more...]