A North Sea client required the following services as part of a decommissioning programme for their floating production facility and removal of associated riser systems from two fields:
Altus Intervention mobilised their pipeline and process equipment package with an experienced multi-disciplined crew who were able to utilise their skills across both the pipeline and process tasks:
Round trip flush on both fields down the 3” gas lift and returned via the 8” production pipeline:
Oil export flush – via another platform:
Drain, Flush, Purge & Vent (DFPV) program was required to inert the various vessels and pipework. Nitrogen gas was used to inert the system. This was done to render the process system free from hydrocarbons. The method the systems were purged with was Cycle / Displacement / Trickle / Dilution Purging. Systems successfully purged were:
During flushing activities, pressure was required on the 1st & 2nd stage separators to aid in the removal of liquids and expediate the flushing process.
All lines and topside were successfully cleaned and flushed and allowed the client to continue safely with their decommissioning programme. We had anticipated 6 x line volume flush of each of the two round trip flushes, however, due to the effectiveness of the APG3 gel, only 1 x line volume of each round trip was required to successfully condition and clean the pipeline. The Altus work scope was successfully delivered four days ahead of schedule. This saving equated to 40% of the overall saving made on schedule.
At Altus Intervention we fully understand the criticality of these operations in relation to efficient job execution where timing, efficiency and safety are paramount. By deploying our multi-disciplined crew and integrated services we achieved sustainable cost savings for the client.
"Great work from the Altus guys supporting the various scopes of work. The pre-planning, procedures, collaboration and execution of the work was instrumental in the overall safe delivery of this project.”
Andy McGuinness, Decomm Project Engineer, EnQuest