Vale is a subsea tieback to the Equinor-operated Heimdal platform.
(Courtesy Norsk Petroleum)
OSLO, Norway – Spirit Energy should take motion on the Vale subsea services within the North Sea, following an audit by Norway’s Petroleum Security Authority (PSA).
The assessment, performed in late August, involved Spirit Vitality’s utility for a life extension for Vale, a subsea tieback to the Equinor-operated Heimdal platform.
The PSA’s group recognized one non-conformity associated to acceptance standards and efficiency necessities for leak detection, and 4 enchancment factors regarding the versatile finish pipes, christmas tree, wellhead, and danger assessments for leaks.
Spirit Vitality should reply by Oct. 30.
Vale is within the central Norwegian North Sea, 16 km (10 mi) north of the Heimdal area in 115 m (377 ft) of water. Gasoline/condensate manufacturing began in 2002 by way of a subsea template, together with a horizontal manufacturing properly with a aspect monitor.
Manufacturing needed to be halted in 2018 as a consequence of processing points at Heimdal facility. These have been later resolved with operations re-starting in October 2019.
Based on the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Vale can doubtlessly produce so long as the Heimdal services can be found.
Gasoline is transported by way of the Vesterled pipeline system to St Fergus in jap Scotland. Condensate is piped to the Brae area within the UK central North Sea and onward to Cruden Bay.