Offshore production specialist Amplus Energy, provides innovative new production solutions to all the major oil companies throughout the world. The company has a clear vision – to build a world-class fleet of Versatile Production Units (VPUs) that will service the needs of the global oil and gas industry. As part of its VPU development, the company recently called on the new technology and expertise of industry leading fluid transfer systems provider, FES International.
In 2008 global oil and gas producer Helix Energy began converting the Helix Producer 1 into a floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for use on the Phoenix oil field, located in blocks 236 and 237 in the central Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.
In January 2011, Andarko Petroleum Corp released news regarding a mechanical issue at its $1.3 billion Caesar/Tonga project in the Gulf of Mexico which could have potentially delayed production from mid 2011.
In March 2011 FES International, a global provider of fluid transfer systems, secured a $4M deal with TOTAL to supply diverless bend-stiffener connectors (DBSCs) for the company’s floating production storage and offloading (FPSO), CLOV, presently under construction that will be installed offshore Angola in 2014.
In December 2011 Rubicon Offshore International moved its flagship FPSO, the Intrepid, from its station at Galoc Field SC14-C in the Philippines to a repair dock in Singapore for urgent upgrades ahead of phase II of its development programme. In order to deliver the next phase, the FPSO was scheduled for installation work which would upgrade its mooring system to a turret system, a process that would increase the Intrepid’s reliability and uptime.