Fugro Wins ROV Drilling Support Work With Dana

Published at 06:20PM - 21/03/16

Fugro wins ROV drilling support work with Dana Petroleum, as part of the ongoing development their Western Isles Project, Offshore Shetland.

The deal will see Fugro supply one of its FCV 600 class ROVs to the project, stationed onboard the Diamond Offshore operated drilling rig- Ocean Guardian.

Fugro Wins ROV Drilling Support Work

The scope of work covers standard drilling support, which begins this month, and intervention tooling support, with all ROV tooling designed and supplied by Fugro.

According to Fugro, this ensures 100 percent compatibility with the FCV 600 class of ROV and American Petroleum Institute (API) tooling standard 17D.

The contract starts immediately and carries on from existing contracts that have already seen Fugro ROV teams asset in the completion of a number of wells on Dana’s Western Isles Project.

Western Isles Project

The US$2 billion Dana Petroleum operated Western Isles Project, will develop two discovered offshore oil fields, Harris and Barra, in the Northern North Sea, 100 miles (160km) east of the Shetlands.

Development will involve the drilling of at least five production and four water injection wells, tied back to a new build floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), with oil export using shuttle tankers.

Western Isles is estimated to contain at least 100 million barrels of oil equivalent, with plateau production expected to be around 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.