Output boost tested in field offshore Vietnam

Tests of the floating production, storage, and offloading vessel on Te Giac Trang (TGT) oil field offshore Vietnam have confirmed production capacity beyond the 55,000-b/d minimum contractual rate, reports SOCO International PLC, a partner.

Hoang Long Joint Operating Co., the operator, has completed the first phase of a multistage test of the FPSO, achieving production of more than 60,000 b/d.

The tests “fully support our belief that with only minor modifications the FPSO should comfortably be able to handle volumes of around 70,000 bo/d,” said Ed Story, SOCO president and chief executive officer. “This gives us considerable confidence that the TGT field production levels can be maintained at a rate of about 55,000 b/d.”

After modifications to the low-pressure separator system, a new phase of testing will process more than 60,000 b/d.

The Cuu Long basin field began production in 2011 (OGJ Online, Aug. 22, 2011).

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