Acteon subsidiary Claxton has successfully delivered a new project in the UK North Sea in water depths of approximately 90m.

The development includes a floating production, storage and offloading vessel, which has been modified to meet the field’s requirements.

A 12km gas export pipeline has also been connected to the BP central area transmission system pipeline to enable gas export to the UK.

The production facilities are said to have a capacity of approximately 30,000bpd of oil production.

"Claxton worked as part of a large team and carried out the work scope in association with other specialist contractors."

Risers at Claxton product leader Darren Bowyer said: "Rig schedules can be very fluid and many factors influence the management of drilling teams. As a result, clients often give us short notice of their riser needs.

"For example, in April we started work on a riser system that had to be ready for client operations in November, but this is about half the time it normally takes to construct a riser of this kind."

The company, which took six months to complete the project from start to finish, supplied a flanged high-pressure riser system package for the North Sea project, including interface connectors subsea and at surface.

The installation phase took place smoothly, despite some early technical challenges interfacing the tension system to the existing systems of the rig.

Claxton worked as part of a large team and carried out the work scope in association with other specialist contractors.

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