The Glen Lyon FPSO is expected to arrive at its new home in waters offshore Shetland on Sunday.
The vessel has been on the move from the Norwegian port of Haugesund to the Schiehallion field.
On April 15, the new Glen Lyon FPSO arrived in the Kloster fjord prior to being docked at the Aibel yard in Haugesund for final offshore preparation works. The new FPSO is a key element of the multi-billion pound Quad204 project, which is re-developing the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, extending production out to 2035 and possibly beyond.
The project involves connecting and commissioning the new FPSO, the drilling of several new production and injection wells, and upgrading the subsea (seabed) pipeline, risers, manifold and wellhead infrastructure that will enable the full development of the reserves.
Schiehallion and Loyal have produced nearly 400 million barrels of oil since production started in 1998. The Schiehallion FPSO was disconnected and removed from the field in 2014. Using the new Glen Lyon FPSO, the Quad204 development aims to access the remaining estimated 450 million barrels of resource still available.
The new FPSO will be able to process and export up to 130,000 barrels of oil a day and store up to 800,000 barrels – enough to fill eight Olympic-sized pools.
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