This paper presents experience of subsea and marine systems gained from the first four years of production from the Ivanhoe/Rob Roy fields focusing particularly on those areas which are different from a fixed platform development.
As an introduction the overall field layout is described and the success of the development is demonstrated by summarising availability of the facilities. The paper then describes the field development work since first oil, together with the inspection, repair and re-design work that have been necessary to ensure this success. The description includes work on all facilities on the sea bed, work on marine systems, and subsea well servicing. It thus includes the hull, stability and damage stability, bilge and ballast systems, subsea Christmas trees, moorings, flexible risers, flowlines and jumpers, valves, chokes, electro-hydraulic control system, umbilicals, downhole gauges, etc.
The information can be used to lead towards more cost effective developments in the future.