Premier Oil’s Catcher FPSO Arrives in the North Sea

October 10, 2017

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The Catcher floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel arrived in Cromarty Firth on 10th October ahead of its 7-year contract at Premier Oil’s Catcher field.

Mentor IMC Group, supporting Premier Oil, played a vital role in the secondment of the client project management team for the construction and commissioning of the FPSO in Japan, Korea and Singapore.

BW Catcher FPSO is owned by the Norwegian firm BW Offshore. The vessel departed the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore at the end of August. BW Catcher could potentially be operating in the Catcher field for up to 18 years.

Upon final completion, the development will consist of 20 subsea wells all tied back to the FPSO.

BW Catcher will be able to process 60,000 barrels of oil a day and store over ten times that amount. Produced oil will be offloaded from the FPSO by tankers, while gas will be exported through the existing SEGAL facilities.

The Area Field Development involves combined development of the Catcher, Varadero and Burgman fields located in the UK Central North Sea. Premier Oil operates the field while also holding a 50% stake, whilst Cairn Energy (30%) and MOL Group (25%) own the remaining stakes in the field.

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