Telic Engineering received another assignment on board the Agbami FPSO located offshore Nigeria to support a 8000 hour preventative maintenance service on one of their LM2500+ SAC gasturbine-compressors.
Specifically the tasks consisted of water washing the turbine, verifying the control, protection, instrumentation, valves, and calibrating the geometry. Additional the mechanic was supported with inspections such as a boroscope, external engine and package inspections. The Chevron crew was trained on these activities during this service.
This service resulted in identifying improvements and issues requiring immediate maintenance actions.
Agbami Oil Field
This oil field is located in Nigeria and discovered in 1998 which was the second major deepwater oil field discovered off the Niger Delta.
The field is located in nearly 1,500 meters (4,900 ft) of water off the central Niger Delta. The operator of the field is Star Deep Water Limited, an affiliate of Chevron. Also involved in the field are Famfa Oil, an indigenous oil company owned by the Alakija Family of Lagos, Petrobras (Brazil), Statoil, and NNPC (the national oil company of Nigeria).
Total reserves in the Agbami oilfield are estimated at around one billion oil-equivalent barrels.
Daewoo Shipping and Marine was contracted to provide the FPSO for $1.1 billion. Daewoo subcontracted this to KBR, which provided the topside design and procurement services for the FPSO. The vessel has a storage capacity of 2.2 million barrels of oil and is designed to be on location for 20 years.
The Agbami FPSO came online on July 29, 2008 and is designed to handle 250,000 bopd, with an additional 450 MMcf/d and 450,000 barrels of injected water per day.
It weighs in at 30,000 tons, has 13 topsides, generates 75 megawatts of electrical power and have living quarters for 100 personnel. Development required 6,500 tons of fabrication, as well as 300,000 man-hours of engineering and services.