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Chevron awards Aquaterra modular rig for Angola


Aquaterra Energy has been awarded a contract to design and support the installation of a conductor supported platform (CSP) offshore Angola by Chevron subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. (CABGOC).

According to Offshore Technology, the “Sea Swift” conductor-supported platform (CSP) is the third to be deployed in Angola, but the first working with Chevron. Modular CSPs are designed to be deployed within 10-18 months.

Aquaterra noted in a statement: “CSPs are sometimes misunderstood and can often be overlooked for more traditionally jacketed platforms,” commented Stewart Maxwell, Aquaterra technical director.

“However, CSPs like Sea Swift can be installed by jack-up, so that operators can take advantage of the infrastructure they have available in the field, without the need to mobilize other assets – saving valuable time and resources.”, the director said.

According to the energy giant, Aquaterra, its Sea Swift minimum-facility platform is designed to yield rapid returns in shallow waters and minimizes build and implementation times by using well conductors as the structural support for the topside. It added that it will manage the entire CABGOC project scope via its in-house engineering and project management teams.

Aquaterra teams will work with local engineers to build the platform in Cabinda, a province of Angola. The companies have not announced contractor details.

Source Offshore Technology
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