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42 | December 2017 | hartenergy.com 2018 OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY YEARBOOK | FIXED AND FLOATING SYSTEMS estimated at 175,000 boe/d. First production is anticipated in 2019. Statoil's Aasta Hansteen is the only spar on the orderbook at present. This unit will be the first spar offshore Norway and the largest in the world. The spar was upended at Klosterfjorden off the west coast of Norway and will eventually be moved to the Aasta Hansteen Field in the Vøring area, 186 miles offshore, where it will produce gas in 4,265 ft water depth, opening up deepwater development in the Norwegian Sea. First production is scheduled for September 2018. Other than the wellhead TLP being built for the Ca Rong Do Field offshore Vietnam, there is only one other TLP on the scene this year. The Hess Stampede TLP will produce the Stampede Field in approximately 3,500 ft water depth, 115 miles south of Fourchon, La., on the Green Canyon Block in the GoM. With recoverable reserves in the range of 300 Mboe to 350 Mboe, Stampede is one of the largest undeveloped fields in the region. First oil is planned for the first half of 2018. There is also some interesting news in the jackup sector. Saka Energi in Indonesia has decided on a jackup FPU for its Sidayu satellite project in the Pangkah working area in the Madura Sea offshore East Java. And the Petrobaltic, a Polish flagged jackup built in 1980, has been converted from a drilling rig to a production unit at the Remontowa Shiprepair Yard in Gdansk. The rig is to be the cen- tral production facility in the B8 Field in the Polish economic zone in the Baltic Sea. Of the floating, storage and offloading (FSO) units being tracked by IHS Markit, three came onstream in 2017. The Benoa FSU offshore Indone- sia, the Randgrid FSO for Statoil's Gina Krog Field in the Norwegian North Sea, and the Nautica Berga- ding in the North Malay Basin in the Gulf of Thai- land. Five additional FSOs currently on order are expected to come onstream in 2018 with another following in 2019. FLNG After a period of stagnation, the LNG sector is beginning to see some movement as well. EMA analysts point to studies underway in Congo, Cam- eroon, Equatorial Guinea and the U.S. as evidence that growth is in the cards, noting that many of these will focus on monetize existing production rather than developing new fields. Among recent news was the announcement by shipping company Golar LNG in early Octo- ber that the FLNG Hilli Episeyo, the world's first converted FLNG vessel, moved to deepwater anchorage, where Keppel completed final com- missioning. The vessel left Singapore on October 12 and will begin work offshore Kribi, Camer- oon, for Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures and Perenco Cameroon. Statoil's Aasta Hansteen topside is loaded out on the Dockwise White Mar- lin heavy-transport vessel at Hyundai Heavy Industries en route to Norway. This will be the first spar offshore Norway and the largest in the world. (Photo by Lee Hyungjin, courtesy of Statoil) The Hess Stampede TLP will produce the Stampede Field in approximately 3,500 ft water depth, 115 miles south of Fourchon, La., on the Green Canyon Block in the GoM. (Photo courtesy of Hess)

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