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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A virtual reality tour offshore
Maersk Oil’s Culzean project could provide 5% of the UK’s gas needs, and equipment must be able to handle the high pressures and temperatures. Even virtual reality kits are being used as attention to the smallest detail is required for operations to run smoothly.
Full metal jackets
In July, the final two jackets for the Culzean development were successfully installed on location in the North Sea. It is a major milestone for one of Maersk Oil's key projects, which is expected to meet 5% of total UK gas demand.
Ready, set – drill
Drilling started successfully on the Culzean project in September. It was a major milestone for one of Maersk Oil’s key projects and marked a strong collaboration with Maersk Drilling.
Naming Maersk Highlander, the new little sister
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