News | February 11, 2014

2H Offshore Delivers Lightweight Conductor Supported Tripod Platform Design

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, was appointed by Dubai Petroleum (DP) to deliver an intensive, fast track design of an ultra-lightweight conductor supported tripod platform.

The tripod platform, known as T-02, has been successfully installed in the Fateh field, offshore Dubai in 50m water depth. The platform consists of a minimal topside and subsea structure and hosts an exploration well during an upcoming drilling and well test campaign.

As part of the T-02 platform project, 2H Offshore investigated a wide range of development options to facilitate the exploration well for DPbefore ultimately proving the conductor supported tripod as the most economical and technically feasible solution.

The tripod is designed for installation from a jack-up drilling rig, enabling drilling to commence directly after installation. Leading the detailed design, 2H Offshore undertook the structural design of the subsea template, conductors and topside brace structure while liaising with DP on the access platform and other structural details.

“We carefully assessed the client’s design brief and developed a solution that considered the in-service functional requirements as well as the installation constraints. With the combined knowledge and experience of the DP and 2H teams, we were able to deliver an efficient design in-line with the client’s demanding fabrication and installation programme,” said 2H lead engineer, Graham Nicholson.

“We have a dedicated team of highly skilled engineers and continue to support DP with its future requirements,”added Nicholson.

About 2H Offshore
2H Offshore, an Acteon company, is a global engineering contractor specialising in the design, structural analysis and integrity management of riser and conductor systems used in the drilling and production of offshore oil and gas reserves. For more information, visit www.2hoffshore.com.

About Acteon
Acteon companies provide mooring, foundation, riser, conductor, flow line and marine electronics products and services supported by strong engineering and project management capabilities. Acteon’s companies are 2H Offshore, Aquatic, CAPE Group, Conductor Installation Services (CIS), Claxton, Core, Fluke Engenharia, InterAct, InterMoor, Large Diameter Drilling (LDD), LM Handling, MENCK, Mirage Machines, NCS Survey, Offshore Installation Services (OIS), Pulse Structural Monitoring, Seatronics, Subsea Riser Products (SRP) and TEAM Energy Resources. For more information, visit www.acteon.com.

About subsea services
Subsea services are defined as the provision of specialist equipment, services and personnel that can operate from any fit-for-purpose vessel or platform. Acteon’s subsea services offering is unique and addresses operational requirements that support oil and gas asset owners, construction and drilling companies, and vessel owners.

SOURCE: 2H Offshore

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