British offshore engineering company Aquaterra Energy has completed the engineering design for a renewable-powered offshore platform for DeNovo Energy Limited. The type Sea Swift offshore platform is part of the development activity for the Zandolie field, located in the Gulf of Paria off the coast of Trinidad and is scheduled to be installed in the fourth quarter of 2021.
The unmanned minimum facilities platform will be installed in water depths of 20m. Engineered to withstand seismic activity, the platform will be designed for drilling and installation via a jack-up rig to reduce project costs, so removing the need to mobilise a heavy-lift vessel. The Sea Swift platform’s reduced steel requirement and focus on using available in-region infrastructure aims to offer a low-emission, low-risk and low-cost route to reduce time to first oil or gas production. The platform will also be equipped with intelligent monitoring technology, which is said to reduces maintenance trips by only requiring personnel to visit when alerted via onshore systems.
Bryan Ramsumair, Managing Director at DeNovo adds: “DeNovo is committed to securing Trinidad and Tobago’s energy future – in a cleaner way. The Zandolie platform will be 100% powered by renewable energy.“
Aquaterra Energy pioneers renewable-powered offshore platform