Kalaekule Improvement Project

SPDC’s objective for the KC Platform Improvement Project was to extend the operational life of two wellhead platforms (KCDP-A and KCDP-B), a production platform (KCPP-A) and a flare structure (KCVJ-A) in 20 m water depth for another 20 years, changing their operation mode from normally manned to not normally manned and improving the facilities to meet Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) safety and environmental requirements.

In the first phase of the project IMPaC inspected the facilities and the existing documentation and prepared a concept for the project. The improvement philosophy consisted of, for example, optimization of the operating configuration as a result of process recalculation, improvement of security, returning test separators and chemical injection equipment into service and the procurement of a variety of items.

The second phase of the project followed discussions with SPDC and their acceptance of the concept. In that phase IMPaC provided Basic Engineering Design (BED) and Detailed Engineering Design (DED) for the required improvements.

During the course of the project the platform KCDP-B was accidentally damaged by a supply vessel. Subsequently IMPaC carried out a damage assessment and made recommendations for temporary emergency repairs. IMPaC designed a new jacket and developed the concept for removal and re-installation of the new jacket, the topside and the new risers.


Scope of Work:

Structural re-analysis

Basic & Detail Engineering Design for change out of export pumps, conversion of cold vent flare, electric power generation for pumps, instrumentation upgrade to electronic type, installation of umbilical j-tubes

Detail Engineering Design for new jacket

Installation Engineering

Cost Estimate

Procurement assistance

Preparation of Invitation to Tender (ITT)

for Construction Contract

Bid Evaluation


IMPaC’s Services:

20 000 hours

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