Float-over method installs large topsides off Philippines

This sequence of photos shows the topsides being maneuvered between the CGS column (1),Click here to enlarge imagenull stabbing of the topsides legs into the CGS columns (2),Click here to enlarge imagenull the barge under the topsides between the CGS columns (3),Click here to enlarge imagenull and the platform after installation of the topsides (4).Click here to enlarge imagenullA float-over method was used to install the topsides on the Malampaya field's concrete gravity substructure (CGS) off the Philippines on Mar. 17, 2001. Shell Philippines Exploration BV is operator of the gas and condensate field, 50 km northwest of Palawan Island.Shell expects to start supplying gas from ...

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