Platform jacket sets sail for the North Sea

The wellhead platform jacket for Maersk Oil’s Culzean gas development sets sail from the Heerema Fabrication Group’s (HFG) Vlissingen facility in the Netherlands for its installation in the North Sea.

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The jacket – the stable platform that will be the basis of the production facility – was started and has been completed much earlier than the other infrastructure for Culzean to give plenty of time to drill the high-pressure wells, which typically take longer than conventional wells.

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