The project of converting an oil tanker into a FPSO started late 2006 and was completed in 2008. The customer needed integration of subcontractors spread at various locations around the world. The customer requested us to establish and execute a Module Integration Team (MIT).
FPSO Dhirubhai-1 (previously named FPSO Aker Smart 1) is now operating offshore the East Coast of India at 1200m water depth. She has a maximum oil production capacity of 60.000 barrels and is currently exporting close to 9 million standard cubic meters of gas to onshore consumers. More than 50 people have their daily working place on the FPSO. The Dhirubhai-1 is on a long term contract to Reliance Industries Ltd until September 2018. M7 has assisted Aker Floating Production also with modifications in the operational phase.
Our scope of work was to establish and execute a Module Integration Team (MIT). The team’s task was the following:
• Concept: Ensuring that the concept was kept through the project.
• Interfaces: Procedures and flow of interface information from the various contractors throughout the project.
• Engineering databases: Gathering and updating all information in the engineering databases.
• Detailed engineering: Carrying out the engineering of parts that linked the contractor work together – typically flare and blow down design and pipe rack design.
Hence, our services included project management, conceptual engineering and detailed engineering. Scope of work for M7 included approx. 19 000 man hours. These project tasks were executed by M7 Offshore, which is now a Citec Group company.