Hurricane Energy provides operational update on early production system for Lancaster field


LONDON -- Hurricane Energy plc, the UK based oil and gas company focused on hydrocarbon resources in naturally fractured basement reservoirs, is pleased to provide an operations update on activities related to the early production system for Lancaster field (Lancaster EPS), at Drydocks World, Dubai, ahead of an analyst visit this week.

The Aoka Mizu FPSO (Aoka Mizu), the facility for the Lancaster EPS, arrived in Dubai on Sept. 30, 2017. Its repair, upgrade and life extension works are being carried out at the Drydocks World yard in Dubai. Fabrication of the buoy, to which the vessel’s turret mooring system will connect, is taking place at the same yard.

An analyst site visit to these operations will take place on Dec. 12-13, 2017, prior to which, the Company provides the following update:

  • Internal turret removed from Aoka Mizu for upgrade
  • First planned dry-docking completed on schedule, during which a number of works were undertaken, including: removal of a thruster for overhaul, outer hull surveys, replacement of a number of sea valves, and installation of new bilge keels
  • Initial tank inspections and cleaning has taken place
  • Buoy structure is taking shape, with major sections including the top cone pre-assembled and shell plating being attached to the cone module
  • Buoy locking ring has arrived from fabricator and is being installed
  • All critical components for the mooring are now undergoing fabrication and the first of the 12 chains has been completed

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