Pohokura Field Development

Technip Oceania engaged the services of AME to provide engineering design, drafting and site personnel during the execution of the Pohokura field development.

Project Profile:

Technip Oceana
Pohokura Field, New Plymouth, New Zealand
May - December 2006

Project Summary:

AME provided assistance in the following areas:

Flowline Installation
AME completed engineering design and detailed drafting of the deflection arch, underoller base seafastenings and developed tie-in procedures for the DSV, Rocky II.

Jacket and Topsides Installation
AME Engineers formed an integral part of the New Plymouth based engineering team that reviewed and optimised procedures for the lift and installation of the Pohokura jacket and topsides.

Self Drilling Piles
After the failure of the primary pile installation methodology, the New Plymouth engineering team (Technip, Shell, DGS and AME) developed a sacrificial, direct circulation, under-reaming, sealed self lubricating drill bit that rotated inside the pile leaving the pile itself stationary. AME provided key input into the design of bearings, seals and the lubrication system.

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