Oil & Gas

Topside for Shell’s Malikai tension leg platform mated with hull


The topside for oil major Shell’s Malikai tension leg platform have been placed together with the hull at Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering’s (MMHE) yard in Malaysia. ALE was awarded the contracts for the Malikai project on behalf of TMJV. The company said it was given the scope of weighing and transporting four unit hull blocks, living quarters and mega beams for the ‘superlift’ activities. In addition ALE was also awarded with the weighing of the topside as well as the mating of the topside and hull.


Video: Topside sets sail for Cygnus gas field


A topside has set sail on a journey to the largest new gas field to be discovered in the southern North Sea for 25 years. The Cygnus accommodation module, which weighs 4,600 tonnes, has left the Burntisland Fabrication’s Methil yard towards its final destination off the Lincolnshire coast. Gas is expected to start flowing from the Cygnus field later this year. The field is expected to meet the needs of 1.5million homes and will be the UK’s second largest production site of natural gas.


Video: Lundin Petroleum moves Edvard Greig topside into place


Lundin Petroleum has completed installation of the topside modules on the Edvard Greig field. The company said four modules had to be lifted into place on the pre-installed jacket – the main deck frame, utility and living quarters module and the processing modules and the flare boom with a total weight of 22,000 tonnes. Heerema’s heavy lift vessel Thialf carried out the lift operation.