Friede & Goldman, Alpha Petroleum Services team to offer development solutions for small offshore fields

Source: Friede & Goldman

Friede & Goldman and Alpha Petroleum Services have entered into a joint marketing agreement to offer full field development solutions to owners of previously abandoned offshore oil and gas resources.

Friede & Goldman’s engineers and Alpha Petroleum Services’ project managers recognize that small field development is increasingly becoming an industry priority. The development of such discoveries is dependent upon new and improved floating production technology in combination with innovative and cost-effective field development solutions.

The two companies have achieved this unique combination by utilizing Friede & Goldman’s newly designed floating production facility, The Centurion MVP, along with Alpha Petroleum’s expertise in field development project management that will ultimately result in the highest possible returns for clients.

Friede & Goldman’s vast rig design experience results in hull designs that require minimal cost along with the most efficient construction plan. They designed the Centurion with the majority of the machinery and equipment located above deck in order to significantly reduce the cost and time involved during the construction phase. For further construction efficiency, the modular production facilities can be installed and pre-commissioned quayside.

The Centurion was designed to make relocation easier while also retaining the ability to remain at an operating site for 20 years without the need for drydocking. In order to accommodate the changing needs of future fields, the Centurion includes provisions to facilitate the upgrade of additional production modules and risers.

Alpha Petroleum’s multi-discipline project management teams oversee all aspects of field development, including well drilling and completion, subsea equipment procurement, production facility construction, installation, commissioning and start-up. The teams begin working with clients during conceptual rig design and front-end engineering, then offer management of field development, technical support of ongoing operations and oversee field abandonment.

The unique combination of Friede & Goldman and Alpha Petroleum Services provides owners of small discoveries their best opportunity to develop those resources profitably, safely and quickly.



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