Norwich, UK, 18 May 2020: Aquaterra Energy, a leader in global offshore engineering solutions, has been awarded the FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) contract by DeNovo Energy for a second Sea Swift platform to be located in the Zandolie field, off of the west coast of Trinidad and Tobago.
The award follows on from Aquaterra Energy’s successful design, build and installation of its Sea Swift conductor supported platform (CSP) for DeNovo Energy’s first west-coast field development, Iguana, in 2018. That platform was designed and delivered in 10 months. Since then, the Iguana structure has safely produced an average of 80 mmscf of natural gas – recording uptime of 100% in 2020 so far.
The latest project will see Aquaterra Energy apply modifications to the existing Iguana platform, conduct a review of the pipeline infrastructure and design a new single well CSP in 20m water depth destined for Zandolie. This platform is expected to be lighter and smaller than the Iguana structure and will be engineered for drilling and installation via a jack-up rig. Together these measures will significantly reduce project costs.
Addressing the scope of the project, Stewart Maxwell, Technical Director at Aquaterra Energy stated, “Similar to the Iguana platform, we will seek to provide a design and development solution that will enable DeNovo Energy to maximise fabrication opportunities in-country. We’re thrilled to be partnering with DeNovo on this FEED for a second Sea Swift CSP solution”.