As a leader of a consortium with Petrojet, Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries (Enppi) successfully designed, fabricated, and installed a production platform with the use of a drilling jack-up rig for Petrosalam Northwest October (NWO) Field on a a Lump Sum Turn Key (LSTK) basis, according to a statement by the company.

Enppi has proficiently completed the conceptual, feed, detailed engineering, procurement, installation, coiled-tubing pipelines laying, overall management and pre-commissioning.

The company demonstrated that the benefits of utilizing the drilling rig for platform installation are summarized in the optimization of the installation cost and schedule, which substantially improves the return of investment (ROI) of the marginal fields, as well as being a favorable method in severe weather conditions.

Enppi said that it selected this concept for being one of the constructional systems used in offshore minimum facilities platforms.

The company managed its technical potentialities to overcome the challenges and risks associated with the implementation of this concept.

This operation is considered to be the first of its kind in Egypt and it comes in line with the strategy of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla, to develop petroleum resources and improve its efficiency to achieve the objectives of this strategy.