[UK] Penguins

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[UK] Penguins

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Key facts

Location: UK North Sea, 241 kilometres (150 miles) northeast of the Shetland Islands

Depth: 165 metres (541 feet)

Interests: Shell (50% operator) and ExxonMobil (50%)

Fields: Penguins

Average peak production: 45,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d)

Project overview

The Penguins field, located northeast of the Shetland Islands in the UK North Sea, was discovered in 1974 and first developed in 2002. At that time oil and gas were pumped from four drill centres that were tied back to the Brent Charlie platform in the nearby Brent field.

In 2017, after over forty years of successful operation, Shell started the process of decommissioning the Brent Field, including the Brent Charlie platform. In 2018 Shell took the final investment decision to redevelop the Penguins oil and gas field in the UK North Sea using a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel that would take the place of the Brent Charlie platform.

Redeveloping the Penguins field

As part of the redevelopment process a further eight wells will be drilled and tied back to the FPSO vessel. Oil will be transported via tanker to refineries, and gas will be transported via the Far North Liquids and Associated Gas System (FLAGS) pipeline to the St Fergus gas terminal in northeast Scotland.

This redevelopment is an attractive opportunity with a competitive forward looking break-even price below $40 per barrel. Once fully functional, average peak production is expected to be approximately 45,000 boe/d.
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Client Shell Oil Company
Location North Sea
Shell Penguins Floating Production Storage and Offloading

Shell selected Fluor to perform the engineering, procurement and fabrication of Shell's Penguins floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the North Sea. The FPSO will be designed to operate continuously for 20 years without dry docking and will help extend the life of the Penguins oil and gas field.

Client's Challenge

Shell currently produces the Penguins offshore oilfield using facilities on their Brent Charlie platform. As the Brent platforms are scheduled for decommissioning, an alternate method of production in the Penguins oil and gas fields is required.

​Shell has selected an FPSO for continued development. The FPSO will have a production capacity of 45,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day with storage capability of up to 400,000 barrels and will incorporate a Sevan hull design.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor has full responsibility for the design, procurement, fabrication and delivery of the pre-commissioned FPSO to the North Sea. The project will be led by Fluor's Manila, Philipp​ines office, integrating Sevan into the team. Fabrication will be carried out in China.​

Utilizing its offshore experience and engineering, procurement and fabrication capabilities in the Asia Pacific region, Fluor has developed a cost effective execution approach to deliver the FPSO. Award of this project follows Fluor's successful delivery of Shell's Malampaya Phase 3 Project in the Philippines.

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Conclusion

​Fluor is providing engineering, procurement and fabrication for Shell's Penguins FPSO vessel. The FPSO will extend the life of the Penguins oil and gas field in the North Sea.​
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