MacGregor to provide pull-in system for CNOOC’s deepwater FPU

30 October 2019 (Last Updated September 22nd, 2020 14:40)

Cargotec unit MacGregor has secured a contract to supply the riser pull-in system for the China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) deepwater Floating Production Unit (FPU).

MacGregor to provide pull-in system for CNOOC’s deepwater FPU
The water depth of the deepwater project ranges from 1220m to 1560m. Credit: Erin.

Cargotec unit MacGregor has secured a contract to supply the riser pull-in system for the China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) deepwater Floating Production Unit (FPU).

The FPU is located in the Lingshui 17-2 gas field, CNOOC’s first own R&D deepwater project.

Lingshui 17-2 is situated in the northern part of the Qiongdongnan Basin in the western continental shelf (WCS) of the northern South China Sea and is approximately 150km south of Hainan Island, in the South China Sea. The water depth of the deepwater project ranges from 1,220m to 1,560m.

The riser pull-in system is slated for delivery in 2020.

MacGregor Advanced Offshore Solutions vice-president Høye Høyesen said: “We are delighted that CNOOC has once again chosen us as their trusted partner after securing the mooring system contract in the first quarter of 2019.

“MacGregor understands the importance of ensuring critical system reliability and availability throughout the lifetime of a project, and helps customers manage the installation phase of their floating production units with efficient on-vessel mooring solutions and robust pull-in systems.”

The field was launched for development in June 2018 with an estimated investment of RMB20bn ($3.12bn).

In October 2018, CNOOC awarded Nkr1.7bn ($206.31m) contract to Aker Solutions, to provide the subsea production system and umbilicals for the Lingshui 17-2 gas field. The subsea production system comprised 11 horizontal subsea trees, four manifolds, topside and subsea control system and a vertical tie-in connection system.