The F-Decom tooling system deploying its ‘anchor hub’ onto a subsea cell high.
(Courtesy Enpro Subsea)
ABERDEEN, UK – Looking Vitality Providers’ Subsea Applied sciences division has deployed Enpro Subsea’s Subject Decommissioning (F-Decom) system at Shell’s Brent Bravo platform within the UK northern North Sea.
Enpro’s expertise is alleged to have allowed protected entry to and removing of ‘attic’ oil from concrete storage cells on the base of the platform in 140 m (459 ft) water depth.
The system was run with Enpro’s offshore engineers and onshore assist groups working alongside DeepOcean’s operations and subsea groups onboard the development vessel Maersk Forza.
In accordance with Enpro, F-Decom is the only real confirmed system for securely accessing fluids inside gravity-based constructions concrete cells, serving to operators to securely meet their decommissioning regulatory obligations in European waters.
The patented ‘anchor hub’ expertise mechanically locks into the concrete cell cap, permitting tooling to be compact and lighter, and subsequently installable and operable utilizing work class ROVs inside a broad climate window.