Goliat FPSO Gears for Norway Trip

Dockwise Vanguard

Eni Norge has reported that the Goliat platform has been towed on board the Dockwise Vanguard at the HHI yard in South Korea.

The largest cylindrical FPSO (Flotating production, storage and offloading) facility ever built, and specially designed for the Arctic conditions of the Barents Sea by Sevan Marine, was loaded onto the world’s largest marine transport vessel on February 2, which will now transport it on its long journey around the southern tip of Africa.

Measuring 112 meters in diameter, Goliat is designed to store 1 million barrels of crude oil, and 4 million standard cubic meters of gas per day. It is 75 meters tall and weighs about 53,000 metric tons.

According to Eni, the FPSO should arrive in Hammerfest by the middle of April. The platform is expected to kick off it’s approximately 60 days voyage in a couple of weeks.

The platform on the Eni-operated Goliat field, the first oil field to come into production in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea, will be supplied with electrical power from the mainland using the longest submarine cable of its type in the world.

The field, in waters measuring 400 meters deep, is located on Production Licenses 229 and 229B and, according to Eni, should come onstream in the middle of this year.

Subsea World News Staff