Golden Eagle Area Development
Location: North Sea (off the coast of Aberdeen)
Date: 2011 -2014
Discovered in 2007, the Golden Eagle development straddles Blocks 21/1N and 20/1S in the UK sector of the North Sea. It is the largest oil discovery in the North Sea since ‘Buzzard’, with a £2 billion investment.
Nexen Petroleum U.K. Ltd operates the development, where Golden Eagle will be a two-platform standalone facility with production capacity of approximately 70,000 boe/d. The Wellhead platform and the Production, Utility and Accommodation (PUQ) platform will be connected by a 70m bridge.
CSD have been contracted by Nexen to supply the RISE Nofirno Pipe Penetration system to seal all 970 pipe penetrations across both platforms to protect against hydrocarbon jet fires and blast overpressures, CSD may also provide technical support and supervision during construction at Lamprell in Dubai.
CSD’s experience of working in offshore industries as well as the performance of the CSD products in the North Sea, helped secure the work for this prestigious, ‘Golden Eagle’ project.
The RISE Nofirno Pipe Penetration System is one of the most adaptive systems for sealing straight or angled pipe penetrations and can even accommodate multiple pipe runs, significantly saving in space. The system remains elastic and can therefore accommodate significant pipe movement in all directions.
The system has been extensively fire tested and is certified for use in all A60 & H120 fire rated bulkheads and decks and can be used in A0 & H0 areas without any insulation. A successful 2 hour jet fire test was carried out on the standard system without any additional insulation, simulating a hydrocarbon jet fire. RISE will also provide high levels of gas tight and water tight integrity, even after an A60 fire test, and the system has been tested up to pressures of 6.9 bar.
The RISE NOFIRNO system does not allow corrosion inside the penetration by preventing any moisture build up inside the penetration seal. This has been proven in the North Sea following major upgrades for Shell, BP, Talisman and ConocoPhillips when used to replace other designs of penetration systems.
CSD Sealing Systems are the UK market leaders in the supply of cable and pipe penetration sealing systems for the marine and offshore industry, having extensive experience and knowledge of supplying offshore engineers with specialist sealing solutions for over 20 years.
CSD Sealing Systems are supported by a first class product range developed and manufactured by Beele Engineering/CSD International of the Netherlands, a company with almost 40 years’ experience in this field.