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    Bluewater to provide water injection facilities onboard Hśwene Brim FPSO

    News // September 12, 2003
    Enterprise Oil PLC has awarded Pierce Production Company (PPC) a contract to provide water injection facilities onboard Bluewater owned and operated Hśwene Brim FPSO. Pierce Production Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bluewater Energy Services BV.Enterprise Oil PLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell Resources PLC (SR), a unit of Royal Dutch Shell Group.

    The Hśwene Brim FPSO has been producing on the Shell UK operated Pierce field since February 1999 and currently exports some 30,000 bopd via shuttle tankers.

    Bluewater will also be responsible for project management activities on Shell's behalf. Main components of the water injection unit are the deaerator tower, pumps and filter units. The Capital expenditure for this project is estimated at around £50 million.

    The FPSO is scheduled to come off station in the 3rd quarter of 2004 while water injection facilities are installed at a shipyard in Western Europe. The shipyard contract is expected to be awarded in the fourth quarter of 2003. Modifications to the FPSOare expected to take about seven weeks. The Hśwene Brim will be back on the Pierce field with the water injection facilities operational late in the 3rd quarter of 2004. New water injection facilities will be capable of handling 95,000 barrels of injected water per day.

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