Wintershall Noordzee (a Joint Venture of Wintershall Dea and Gazprom EP International) has efficiently began fuel manufacturing from its operated Sillimanite subject. Discovered in June 2015, the unitized fuel subject stretches throughout the UK and the Dutch Continental Shelves and is situated roughly 200 kilometers off the coast of Den Helder. “With first fuel from Sillimanite we as soon as extra underline our capability to efficiently probe for hydrocarbons and switch improvement initiatives efficiently into manufacturing. As Sillimanite will enhance the quantity of fuel produced in Europe, it underlines Wintershall Dea’s capabilities as Europe’s main, impartial fuel and oil producer”, says Hugo Dijkgraaf, Chief Technology Officer and Board Member at Wintershall Dea.
Wintershall Noordzee, lively for over 50 years as a full cycle operator in exploration, improvement, manufacturing and decommissioning, has for the second time recycled the topside of its not too long ago decommissioned E18-A platform, previously P14-A topside, within the Sillimanite undertaking. “As a part of our sustainability programme, we pay highest consideration to the re-use of offshore platforms the place the manufacturing has ceased. In this manner, we are able to additional enhance our firm’s environmental footprint and on the similar time maintain our operations cost-efficient. Giving this platform topside a 3rd life, now at Sillimanite is a best-case instance for our trade”, says Dijkgraaf. “In addition, Sillimanite will probably be monitored 24/7 from the Remote-Control Operations Center in Den Helder. This permits us to make our operations even leaner and extra price environment friendly. The undertaking was delivered safely, inside simply 16 months from the funding resolution”, concludes Dijkgraaf.
(Source and picture: Wintershall/E18/A topside decommissioning)
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