ZADCO calls in Xodus for Upper Zakum vibration study

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKZakum Development Co. (ZADCO) has contracted Xodus Group to provide vibration analysis on its North Satellite and South Satellite platforms offshore Abu Dhabi.

The Zakum field is the second largest field in the Persian Gulf and the fourth largest in the world. ZADCO aims to increase oil production from Upper Zakum from 550,000-750,000 b/d, sustained over 25 years.

Mohamed Abdulrahman Al Marzouqi, ZADCO’s operation support vice president for maintenance, said: “Reducing vibration has been a major challenge for us as we have increased production on these ageing assets in recent months.”

Earlier this year the same operator commissioned Xodus to undertake vibration assessment and analysis on the oil train piping and structures at Zirku Island.

The contractor deployed its process, piping, instrumentation and structural teams and performed front-end engineering and design.

Other recent contracts for Xodus include vibration work on a new FPSO, currently sailing from South Korea to the North Sea, and vibration risk management and trouble shooting in the northern and southern North Sea.


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