SOFEC, Inc. (“SOFEC”) announced that it has successfully completed the loadout of the turret for FSO HYSY121 for the Lufeng Field. The construction was completed at Penglai Jutal Offshore Engineering Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (PJOE), in Penglai, China, in December. Integration into the FSO will take place in Shenzhen, China, beginning January 2020 and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2020.
The system is a Disconnectable Internal Turret System that will be integrated into
a replacement FSO and connected to the existing Lufeng 13-2 Field mooring legs
and submerged buoy (which were replaced in 2012 for a field life extension) in the South China Sea.
The SOFEC Disconnectable Internal Turret System for this field was originally
designed and installed in 1993 and was chosen to allow the FSO to disconnect and
sail to safe harbor as typhoons approach. The FSO can then return to the field and
reconnect after the typhoon has passed. Under normal operating conditions, the
turret allows the FSO facility to continually rotate into prevailing weather without
SOFEC was responsible for all EPC activities related to the Disconnectable Internal
Turret Mooring System and its ancillary components. SOFEC will assist in turret
integration and offshore hook-up and commissioning activities in China planned
during 1Q to 2Q 2020.
Rick Hall, SOFEC’s CEO stated: “We are very proud to be awarded this reinstatement contract and to successfully deliver the completed turret system. The original installation in 1993 was SOFEC’s first project with CNOOC and has been followed by several others. We are proud of our strong relationship with CNOOC and look forward to supporting CNOOC to make this overall FS replacement project a success.