Kent Introl will supply 29 choke valves to Dril-Quip – the contractor responsible for subsea trees at Catcher over the course of the project.
Operated by Premier Oil, Catcher represents the largest subsea development in the North Sea during 2014. Along with Veradero and Burgman, Catcher will be tied back to an FPSO with a processing capacity of 60,000 b/d and storage capacity of 650,000 bbl.
A total of 18 wells, comprising 14 producers and 8 injectors will be drilled initially. For these 18 wells, Kent Introl are responsible for the supply of 29 subsea choke valves, with the first batch now delivered successfully to Dril-Quip.
The fast-track project will run until 2017 and isn’t without its challenges. Short turnaround times have required Kent Introl to react rapidly in the design and manufacture of technically challenging compact tooling intervention systems.
But the team has more than risen to the challenge. Maxine Wood, Subsea Business Manager commented:
“This has been a challenging project but we have successfully delivered the first batch to Dril-Quip within a record time of six months.”