Dril-Quip Installs Fourth Subsea Tree on Premier Catcher Project


Dril-Quip is reporting a fourth subsea tree installation has been successfully completed on its Premier Catcher field development located in the Central North Sea in a water depth of 299 feet (91 meters). The Company has been manufacturing the subsea trees and controls for Premier Oil since it was awarded the contract in early 2014. The scope of the order includes eighteen subsea wellhead systems, eleven subsea production trees and seven subsea water injection trees. Also included are the controls equipment for the trees and manifold and topside mounted subsea equipment for installation on the Catcher Area Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. Dril-Quip has also supplied the Installation Workover Control Systems (IWOCS) and completion riser used to install the subsea production systems.

The first four trees consist of two production and two injection systems, and fill up a 2 x 2 slot template. The trees are shut-in awaiting the installation of a manifold that has a Dril-Quip Subsea Controls Module on it. When the manifold is installed and the flowline hooked up to an FPSO, the first of the subsea wellhead systems will be placed on line.