The 8.400-tonne jacket for the Hejre platform, arrived at its location in the Danish sector of the North Sea on May 22, and the last steel pile for fastening the legs of the support structure was rammed into the subsoil on May 30.
Now, we enter a new project phase. where we will be drilling the production wells, installing the oil and gas pipelines and modifying the Gorm E platform from which the oil will be transported to shore,” said Flemming Horn Nielsen, head of DONG Energy’s Danish oil and gas business.
The launch of the jacket from a barge into the North Sea took less than one minute.The ballast tanks of the barge were filled with water, making it tilt slightly, so that the giant steel construction slid into the sea.
The fitted floating tanks and compartments in the construction kept it floating, before it was erected to a vertical position in a controlled process and lowered onto the seabed.
Drilling of the production wells will commence in the near future.
June 3, 2014