Report: FPSO Glen Lyon late for its Aibel appointment

Oil major BP’s new floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Glen Lyon will have to wait some more before docking at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund in Western Norway.

According to Haugalandnytt, a news website from Norway, the FPSO was scheduled to arrive at Haugesund during the weekend, but the arrival was postponed due to uncertain weather.

The vessel will undergo some final preparations at Aibel’s yard in Norway before setting sail to BP’s Quad 204 off UK to replace the Schiehallion FPSO, which started production in 1998.

Offshore Energy Today has reached out to Aibel and BP seeking confirmation of these reports, as well as details about Aibel’s scope of work on the FPSO.

In an e-mail to Offshore Energy Today, Aibel’s spokesperson confirmed that Glen Lyon still has not arrived at Aibel in Haugesund. BP was not immediately available for comment.

According to Marine Traffic, the FPSO is now near Leirvik in Norway with Haugesund as its destination.

The new Glen Lyon FPSO measures 270 meters long by 52 meters wide. It will be able to process and export up to 130,000 barrels of oil a day and store up to 800,000 barrels.

The Glen Lyon is arriving from the South Korean shipyard, Hyundai Heavy Industries, where it was built. After the work in Norway has been completed, the Glen Lyon will be deployed at BP’s Quad 204 project development West of Shetland, offshore UK.

BP is redeveloping the Schiehallion and Loyal fields as part of its Quad 204 project, located 175 km west of Shetland. Schiehallion and Loyal have produced nearly 400 million barrels of oil since production started in 1998.

The Quad 204 development aims to access the remaining estimated 450 million barrels of resource still available. BP owns 36.3%, with other interests as follows: Shell 54.03%, OMV 9.67%.

The article has been updated to include Aibel’s confirmation. 

Offshore Energy Today Staff