Na Kika is a multiple field, offshore oil and gas development located in record water depths in the US Gulf of Mexico. The complexities of the system, coupled with the record water depths have necessitated the development and use of new technologies, plus the extension of existing technology to record depths. This presentation will address the key technologies that have been applied to overcome these challenges and enable the profitable development of the Na Kika fields.
The Na Kika Project is a joint development of Shell Exploration & Production Company and BP. The project is a deepwater subsea development of five independent fields with water depths ranging from 5,800 to 7,000 feet, all tied back to a centrally-located, permanently-moored floating oil and gas development system situated on Mississippi Canyon Block 474. A sixth field, in a water depth of approximately 7,600 feet, will be tied back to the host facility around mid-2004 as production capacity becomes available. At full capacity, the facility will process 110 mbpd oil and 425 mmscfd gas, making it one of the largest gas facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, with ultimate recoverable reserves over 300 million barrels of oil equivalent. Shell is pre-production operator for the development, with handover to BP at first hydrocarbons as production operator.
The key enabling technologies that will be covered include:
· Co-development of 6 small fields
· Host construction – Superlift
· Flow assurance - dead oil displacement system
· Pipe-in-pipe risers
· Gas lift risers
· Electrically heated ready flowlines
· Heave compensated landing system
· SMART well completions
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