Role in the capture facility (project development, permitting, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, etc.) and brief details of role:
Conceptual and detail engineering for entire carbon dioxide capture and injection facility comprising topside, jacket and bridge with an overall responsibility for the Sleipner Vest field development including system interfaces with connected platforms, SLB and SLA. Main contractor and fabrication of one of the two topside modules. In addition EPCI of modifications to Sleipner A platform.
Carbon dioxide removal from natural gas (1 million tonnes per year) and injection in Utsira aquifer 1000m below sea bed.
Description, size and location of the project:
The world's number 1 reference project in offshore carbon dioxide capture and storage. The facility has been in operation for more than ten years.
- Gas: 20.5 million Sm3/day (0.7 bn scfd),
- Condensate: 1,100 Sm3/day (7,000 bpd),
- Weights: Module M11: 7,400 tonnes, Module M12: 8,500 tones, Jacket: 6,500 tonnes.
- Located in Norwegian North Sea, Block 15/9, 250km west of Stavanger
Facility delivered in accordance with specification (programme, cost, performance, etc.)?
If not, provide brief details on the type and cause of deviation from the specification:
Yes. However, some unexpected challenges in carbon dioxide removal from natural gas at very high pressure.
Date project commenced : 1993
Date project delivered : 1996