Oceaneering bags FLNG job from Golar

Offshore services provider Oceaneering International has been contracted by Golar LNG to provide FLNG maintenance and inspection program. 

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The company noted in its statement that the work started in January 2020. The scope includes an asset register build, a full maintenance build program, a risk-based inspection assessment, and the development of a corrosion management strategy.

Oceaneering will add insight through forensic maintenance and inspection planning, detailed technical reviews, and the identification of schedule improvements, all integrated within a single management system, the statement reads.

“FLNG offers an economical alternative to large, onshore LNG assets, but these benefits can only be attained if production uptime and reliability are optimized,” said Helen West, integrity director at Oceaneering. “By delivering a fully integrated maintenance and risk-based integrity program that determines optimized inspection activities, we ensure enhanced reliability; future-proofing it with rightsized maintenance plans and efficient inspection enactment.”

The maintenance and inspection scope will be managed collaboratively from Oceaneering’s Norway and U.K. asset integrity hubs.

Golar LNG currently has one FLNG vessel in operation, the FLNG Hilli Episeyo, located offshore Kribi in Cameroon.

The second conversion, FLNG Gimi is currently undergoing a conversion from a Moss LNG carrier to a floating LNG (FLNG) production unit at Keppel Offshore & Marine’s Shipyard in Singapore, and is planned to start operations from 2022 at the BP-operated Greater Tortue/Ahmeyim project offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

The third conversion candidate is the 1977-build LNG carrier Gandria. The vessel was earmarked for the Fortuna FLNG project in Equatorial Guinea, however, it remains a candidate for FLNG conversion since no FID was reached on the project. The project proponent, Ophir Energy was acquired by Medco Energi in May last year.