Producing Geisum Offshore Field Through Floating Production Producing Geisum Offshore Field Through Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Facilities

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Abstract

Geisum Field is a small offshore oil field discovered in the Gulf of Suez- EGYPT. Success to develop the field depends largely on the utilization of FPSO facilities. This paper presents the design of optimum development plan for this marginal oil field. it presents the project operations presents the project operations conducted through a short time of fourteen months to install both field production and FPSO facilities. Also it production and FPSO facilities. Also it includes the technical data about both field operations and facilities that are related to the success achieved to produce Geisum heavy and estreemly produce Geisum heavy and estreemly viscous crude oil.

Introduction

Five development options were proposed for the development of the proposed for the development of the field. The following features were considered during the selection of the optimum development plan and during the design of the proposed five options:

  • Profitable field development requires the minimum initial costs of development facilities and the lowest field operating expenses.

  • Geisum crude oil is heavy and extremly viscous that needs special facilities for both processing of produced fluids and storage of crude oil.

  • Field facilities should be installed in a short time of fourteen months to conform with the Concession Agreement terms.

Development scheme utilizing FPSO facilities was selected, Fig (1), and the project operations to install field facilities were timely completed. These facilities include:

  • Field production facilities: Six development wells, wellhead manifold platform, Flexible pipelines, Subsea platform, Flexible pipelines, Subsea power cables. power cables. - FPSO facilities: Oil and gas processing equipment.

Oil storage tanks, processing equipment. Oil storage tanks, Oil offloading and metering equipment, Safety and control systems, utilities for production operations, Accomodation for field personnel.

Production operations are Production operations are continuing since three years. Plans are prepared presently to drill more prepared presently to drill more development wells and to expand field production facilities for more production facilities for more production, employing the existing FPSO production, employing the existing FPSO facilities.

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