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Production at Draugen resumes following turnaround

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Oilfield Technology,

OKEA has announced that production at Draugen has started after a successfully completed turnaround.

The work started on 23 June, according to plan and ended 20 July, two days ahead of schedule. The start-up went according to plan and production started 21 July, just in time to meet the agreed tanker loading. The loading is ongoing and will be finished 23 July.

15 000 manhours were executed, with up to 169 people on board over a period of four weeks, 89 people on dayshift and 80 on nightshift.

Important projects and maintenance activities for Draugen were completed to ensure best performance of the platform for the next two-three years, until the next turnaround. The activities included: 

  • Replacement of corroded piping and valves in hydrocarbon services.
  • Preparations for Draugen Gas import, Draugen Long Term Power.
  • Change out of subsea control system.
  • Inspection of corroded Xmas trees.
  • Turndown project, adjustment of equipment to optimise reductions in productions over time.
  • Installed x-line for G-cyclones, reducing deferment when cleaning other hydro cyclones.
  • Inspection of heat exchangers, vessels and the flare system, according to the inspection programme.
  • Re-certification of 167 relief valves.
  • Testing of emergency shutdown functions, and other safety functions.
  • Shutdown related maintenance for all disciplines.

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