Engineering firm Aquaterra Energy has delivered a new platform for the development of the Amal field in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt.
The Sea Swift modular rig was designed, fabricated and installed for PICO Petroleum Integrated Services, the lead contractor for Amal Petroleum Company’s (AMAPETCO) project.
The Sea Swift is a Conductor Supported Platform (CSP) and is installed in water depth of 23 metres.
It has a 385 tonne topside featuring a helideck and emergency accommodation with provision for six wells.
The new topsides facility for the Amal-C platform involved designing process, piping, electrical, instrumentation, control system and technical safety scopes of work.
The project also included the design of the new subsea production pipelines to the Amal-A platform.
It took 18 months from design to installation and involved building a bridge link to the neighbouring Amal-B platform and reconfiguring the topside pipework to create a new and improved production profile.
George Morrison, managing director of Aquaterra Energy said: “The Sea Swift platform is an ideal solution for shallow water field developments as it can be delivered from concept to completion quickly.
“This project will bring AMAPETCO significant cost and efficiency savings.
“Aquaterra also designed the new subsea production pipelines to the Amal-A platform.
“We are extremely proud to be working closely with PICO Petroleum Integrated Services, the independent Egyptian integrated services provider, to deliver this flagship project from design to delivery.”